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Far-right suspect goes on trial for killing German politician

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke takes off his face mask next to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke takes off his face mask next to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16,...more

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke takes off his face mask next to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke is seen together with his lawyers Mustafa Kaplan (L) and Frank Henning as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke is seen together with his lawyers Mustafa Kaplan (L) and Frank Henning as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt,...more

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke is seen together with his lawyers Mustafa Kaplan (L) and Frank Henning as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, speaks with his lawyers Mustafa Kaplan and Frank Henning as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, speaks with his lawyers Mustafa Kaplan and Frank Henning as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16,...more

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, speaks with his lawyers Mustafa Kaplan and Frank Henning as he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Markus H., who is accused of aiding and abetting in murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Bjoern Clemens on the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Markus H., who is accused of aiding and abetting in murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Bjoern Clemens on the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas...more

Markus H., who is accused of aiding and abetting in murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Bjoern Clemens on the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Markus H., who is accused of aiding and abetting in murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Bjoern Clemens on the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Markus H., who is accused of aiding and abetting in murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Bjoern Clemens on the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas...more

Markus H., who is accused of aiding and abetting in murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Bjoern Clemens on the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Identity obscured at source in accordance with German law. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Identity obscured at...more

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, sits next to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Identity obscured at source in accordance with German law. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Journalist and visitors wait for the beginning of the trial against Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Journalist and visitors wait for the beginning of the trial against Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Journalist and visitors wait for the beginning of the trial against Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Lawyer Holger Matt, Walter Luebcke's wife Irmgard Braun-Luebcke and her sons Jan-Hendrick and Christoph Luebcke arrive for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Lawyer Holger Matt, Walter Luebcke's wife Irmgard Braun-Luebcke and her sons Jan-Hendrick and Christoph Luebcke arrive for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht...more

Lawyer Holger Matt, Walter Luebcke's wife Irmgard Braun-Luebcke and her sons Jan-Hendrick and Christoph Luebcke arrive for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Lawyer Holger Matt, Walter Luebcke's wife Irmgard Braun-Luebcke and her son Jan-Hendrick arrive for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Lawyer Holger Matt, Walter Luebcke's wife Irmgard Braun-Luebcke and her son Jan-Hendrick arrive for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in...more

Lawyer Holger Matt, Walter Luebcke's wife Irmgard Braun-Luebcke and her son Jan-Hendrick arrive for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Mustafa Kaplan, lawyer of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, arrives for the first day of the trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Mustafa Kaplan, lawyer of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, arrives for the first day of the trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Mustafa Kaplan, lawyer of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, arrives for the first day of the trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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Presiding Judge Thomas Sagebiel arrives for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS

Presiding Judge Thomas Sagebiel arrives for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via...more

Presiding Judge Thomas Sagebiel arrives for the first day of the trial of Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany June 16, 2020. Thomas Lohnes/Pool via REUTERS
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A vehicle, which according to the police is carrying far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, arrives at the courthouse ahead of the trial, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A vehicle, which according to the police is carrying far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, arrives at the courthouse ahead of the trial, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020....more

A vehicle, which according to the police is carrying far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, arrives at the courthouse ahead of the trial, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A vehicle, which according to the police is carrying far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, arrives at the courthouse ahead of the trial, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A vehicle, which according to the police is carrying far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, arrives at the courthouse ahead of the trial, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020....more

A vehicle, which according to the police is carrying far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, arrives at the courthouse ahead of the trial, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside the courthouse ahead of the trial of far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside the courthouse ahead of the trial of far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai...more

Demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside the courthouse ahead of the trial of far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Police vehicles line up outside the courthouse ahead of the trial of far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Police vehicles line up outside the courthouse ahead of the trial of far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Police vehicles line up outside the courthouse ahead of the trial of far-right sympathiser Stephan E., suspected of shooting dead pro-immigration politician Walter Luebcke, in Frankfurt, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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