Saxony's justice minister is not going to resign because of the death of the terrorist

Friday, 14 October, 2016 - 15:30

Sebastian Gemkow, Saxony's state justice minister, admitted responsibility for the suicide of terrorist Jaber al-Bakr, who was supposed to be «the most protected prisoner in Germany».However, he said that he did not intend to resign because of this incident. Al-Bakr's lawyer, Alexander Huebner, said that the prison authorities knew about the suicidal inmate, but did nothing to prevent the death of the important prisoner.

The warden has denied the charges, despite the fact that the cells did not have video surveillance, correctional staff were making a cell check every 15 minutes. Although he partially admitted his guilt, saying that it would be more efficient to put all-day security at the al-Bakr’s camera .

It needs to be mentioned, that Jabar al-Bakr was going to commit the most massive terrorist attack in Germany in recent years. He was planning to make it to the Berlin airport. The Leipzig police arrested al-Bakr through the intellihence «friendly country».