The trial of a German salafist accused of attacking police has started in Solingen. It's the first trial related to rioting that erupted after right-wing extremists displayed caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.
Islamist preacher Sven Lau's trial has begun in the regional court in Düsseldorf on charges of supporting a terror organization in Syria. The court will also debate on whether Lau himself can be branded a terrorist.
German authorities have stepped up pressure on the "True Religion" Salafist group. Abou Nagie, a Cologne-based, Palestinian-born Salafist preacher, activist and businessman, is one of the group's leading figures.
A German court has ruled against the decision to deport a terrorist suspect to Tunisia, citing torture concerns. Despite Arab Spring reforms, experts say Tunisian authorities must do more to address human rights abuses.
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