US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former CIA director George Tennet no longer have reason to fear for their freedom should they decide on a trip to Germany. A state court in Stuttgart ruled Thursday that German federal prosecutor Kay Nehm is not required to prosecute the two men for war crimes in relation to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib in 2003 and 2004. The court decided against a petition from a group of lawyers and human rights organizations called the Republican Lawyers Association, which was representing 17 alleged torture victims. The Stuttgart court said Nehm adequately evaluated the case and approved his refusal of it in February. At the time, Nehm said it was not up to a third state to prosecute the charges, as they are already being investigated in the United States. The group of lawyers criticized the decision, saying the US investigation deals only with a handful of low-ranking American soldiers, not any high-ranking officials and leaves the "victims of the worst crimes without any legal protection."
Bayern Munich weren't even playing on Saturday in the Bundesliga, but news of another injury setback for defender Holger Badstuber stole the headlines.
The Wolves were far from their best in Saturday’s 2-0 win. Yet thanks to some individual brilliance from key front men, Dieter Hecking’s side were able to walk away with three points, as DW's Stefan Bienkowski reports.
On matchday 21, Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim side faced Werder Bremen in a relegation battle, while the top sides were under pressure to match performance with expectation in their games.