Leipzig is the largest city in Eastern Germany's state of Saxony, 160 kilometers southwest of Berlin. Leipzig boasts a renovated historical city center.
Leipzig played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through demonstrations which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. This is a compilation of DW Content referring to Leipzig.
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has rejected calls for a central prison for all terror suspects. Trade unions were prompted to make the demand by the suicide of terror suspect Jabar Albakr in Leipzig.
Saxony Justice Minister Sebastian Gemkow has admitted that his department is in need of reform following terror suspect Jaber Albakr's suicide. This has sparked outrage in Germany and calls for Gemkow to step down.
The Syrian terrorist suspect who committed suicide in custody was not classified as an "acute suicide risk" before his death, the Leipzig prison warden has admitted. Jaber Albakr was found hanged with his T-shirt.