A Munich court this week sentenced writer Willy Pohl. 29. and Wolfgang Abramowski. 30. to 26 and eight months jail respectively for supplying arms to Arab terror organizations. The Arab “Al Farah” group recruited Pohl after he had advertised in the “Deutscher Waffenjournal” for Soviet rapid-fire rifles. The two men are said to have sold weapons of the type used in the attack on the Israeli Olympic team in Munich in 1972.
Pohl and Abramowski are still under investigation for providing support for the Black September and for helping plan the kidnap of prominent Germans to effect the release of the Arab terrorists held after the Munich massacre.
The two men were arrested in Oct. 1972 and are said to have connections with the German right-extremist organization “NS-Kampfgruppe Gross-Deutschland.” Their release from jail was demanded by the Arab terrorists who stormed the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum in March 1973. Pohl is a former friend of Horst Mahler, the leftwing German anarchist leader now serving sentence for armed robbery and other offenses in connection with Baader-Meinhof activities.
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