Murder case tests EU legal ties

Legal co-operation tested as France tries doctor absolved of 1982 killing by German court.

    Dieter Krombach, a German doctor, stands accused of the 1982 murder of his French step-daughter Kalinka Bamberski. A French court found him guilty of manslaughter in absentia in 1995, but Germany refused to hand him over after a court there dismissed the case against him.

    The 74-year-old cardiologist turned up on Sunday - bound, gagged and bleeding - outside a courthouse in eastern France, where he now faces a second trial.

    Kalinka's biological father, 71-year-old Andre Bamberski, also faces a trial over his alleged role in the accused German's abduction.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports on the case, which has revived debate over legal co-operation within the European Union.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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