Israel’s Mossad accused over 1987 death of German politician

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Mossad accused over 1987 death of German politician

irishtimes.com DEREK SCALLY in Berlin

ISRAEL’S MOSSAD secret service has been accused of involvement in the unsolved death of German politician Uwe Barschel in October 1987.

Mr Barschel’s lifeless body was found in the bath of a Geneva hotel just weeks after the state governor was forced out of office in disgrace.

A postmortem revealed a lethal dose of barbiturates in his system, leading to the assumption that the politician had killed himself.

However, one of the toxicologists involved in the case says he has new evidence suggesting that Mr Barschel was force-fed a sophisticated cocktail of drugs.

“The chemical results indicate a murder,” said Dr Hans Brandenberger to Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

“Due to the complexity of the murder scene, a professional team that was at work, not a single person.”

The claim has revived claims that Mr Barschel was murdered by Mossad because he threatened to go public about an alleged illegal sale to Iran by Israel of military aircraft, a deal reportedly funnelled through Germany.

Mr Barschel was the influential governor of Germany’s northernmost state, Schleswig-Holstein when he was forced from office at the end of September 1987.

The Christian Democrat (CDU) politician had denied involvement in a dirt-digging campaign against his Social Democrat (SPD) rival during a recent state election, but had to go when incriminating evidence emerged of his involvement.

On October 11th, 1987, his body was found in a bath of icy water in room 317 of Geneva’s “Beau-Rivage” hotel. Swiss police ruled the death a suicide, but doubts about that version events soon began to emerge…

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