WEST GERMANY: Guerrillas on Trial

When police seized three top leaders .and more than 20 alleged followers of the celebrated Baader-Meinhof gang in the summer of 1972, many West Germans felt a sense of relief. During a two-year reign of anarchist-inspired violence, the group, which styled itself the "Red Army Faction," was accused of dozens of bombings, bank robberies and cops-and-robbers shootouts. Since then, all of the defendants have remained locked up awaiting trial, but the authorities fear that the group's sympathizers have reorganized for another outbreak of terror.

Last week, in the biggest dragnet since the...

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