Mongolian Murder Mystery Release of Alleged Spy Angers German Investigators

Only weeks before German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Ulan Bator, a court in Germany ruled that a Mongolian official detained as part of an investigation into an illegal kidnapping must be released. Criminal investigators here say the decision was "removed from reality" and "counterproductive".
Von Georg Bönisch und Sven Röbel
"Welcome to Mongolia, Chancellor Merkel": Critics have called the court decision to release a suspected spy as "a goodwill gesture intended to smooth Mrs. Merkel's way" during her upcoming visit.

"Welcome to Mongolia, Chancellor Merkel": Critics have called the court decision to release a suspected spy as "a goodwill gesture intended to smooth Mrs. Merkel's way" during her upcoming visit.

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