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Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?
Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim

Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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  1. Wednesday 4th of December 1974 (x) Writer, philosopher, political activist and critic Jean-Paul Sartre pays a visit to imprisoned member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Baader

  2. Monday 5th of May 1975 (-) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Siegfried Hausner dies of pulmonary edema
    Hausner was severely wounded in the explosion of the German Embassy in Stockholm on 24 April with burns to over 40% of his body and a fractured skull. Despite the recommendations of Swedish doctors Hausner was immediately flown back to West Germany and hospitalized in Stammheim Prison which had neither the equipment or specialist staff to treat severe burns.

  3. Wednesday 21st of May 1975 (x) — Start of the trial against Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe as leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion

  4. Sunday 9th of May 1976 (-) Journalist and leader of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Meinhof commits suicide by hanging with a towel
    On demand of Meinhof's attorney Klaus Croissant and the International Committee for Political Prisoners an international investigation commission was created in order to examine the conditions surrounding Meinhof's death. The German authorities refused to give the complete (first) autopsy report to the commission, hindering their investigation. In 1978 the committee published its report, concluding that: "The formal claim that Ulrike Meinhof committed suicide by hanging is unfounded, given the fact that the investigation results reasonably converge to the conclusion that she could not hang herself. Most probably Ulrike Meinhof was already dead before she was hanged and there are warning signs indicating the involvement of a third party regarding her death."

  5. Tuesday 18th of October 1977 (x) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Irmgard Möller is found stabbed four times in the chest in cell 725
    Möller has always maintained that she did not attempt suicide and that there was no pre-arranged suicide pact between the RAF prisoners.

  6. Tuesday 18th of October 1977 (-) Leader of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe aka Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Baader is found shot in the head with a FEG 7.65 pistol in cell 719
    The autopsy concluded that Baader shot himself to the neck, 3 cm above the hairline in a direction that made the bullet come out through the forehead from a straight trajectory, with a 7.65 calibre pistol which is considered implausible. Moreover the investigation carried out by the ballistic expert Dr Roland Hoffman using Baader's gun showed that the bullet must have been fired from a distance of between 30 and 40 centimetres which is considered likely impossible.

  7. Tuesday 18th of October 1977 (-) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Jan-Carl Raspe is found shot in the head with a Heckler & Koch 9mm pistol in cell 716
    Raspe was found still alive but died in the hospital hours later. There were no fingerprints found on Raspe's gun and there were no gunpowder traces on Raspe's hands while Raspe was still holding the gun inside his hand when he was found, something considered at least unusual.

  8. Tuesday 18th of October 1977 (-) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Gudrun Ensslin is found hanging from a length of speaker cable in cell 720
    "I am afraid of being suicided in the same way as Ulrike. If there is no letter from me and I’m found dead; in this case it is an assassination."

  9. Thursday 13th of October 1977 (x) — The Lufthansa Boeing 737–230 'Landshut' Flight 181 is skyjacked by four members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestina between Mallorca and Frankfurt and held hostage in return for release of imprisoned members of die Rote Armee Fraktion

  10. Thursday 27th of January 1977 (x) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Mohnhaupt is released from prison
    Mohnhaupt was arrested in Berlin on 9 June 1972 in connection with the Rote Armee Fraktion and sentenced to prison for involvement with a criminal organization, identity document forgery, and illegal weapon possession. Upon her release Mohnhaupt immediately went underground and continued her work with the Rote Armee Fraktion.

  11. Thursday 28th of April 1977 (x) — The leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe are sentenced to life-imprisonment for four murders and over 30 attempted murders

  12. Monday 16th of October 1995 (x) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Knut Folkerts is released from prison