Probe into suspected hate killing of Jeremiah Duggan comes to UK

By Toby Axelrod, May 22, 2014
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Eleven years after Jewish Londoner Jeremiah Duggan died in a suspected antisemitic attack in Wiesbaden, Germany, the still unresolved case is due to be heard in the UK for the first time next week.

Jeremiah’s mother, Erica, has long argued that German authorities failed to properly investigate the death of her 22-year-old son.

Mr Duggan died after he fled an Iraq-war protest being held by the notoriously antisemitic LaRouche Schiller Institute in 2003.

The pre-inquest hearing is due to take place in Barnet, London, on Wednesday. The aim will be to determine the status of the German investigations.

German authorities have maintained that Mr Duggan’s death was a suicide.

Ms Duggan argues there were no signs of suicidal behaviour in her son, who was studying in France at the time. Rather, she says, he went to Germany to attend anti-war meetings sponsored by the Schiller Institute.

Witnesses told her that Jeremiah had been terrorised by institute followers after he objected to statements blaming the Iraq war on Jews, and proudly identified himself as Jewish.

Jeremiah fled into traffic and was reportedly hit by vehicles. Ms Duggan contends her son was under attack.

Last updated: 3:45pm, May 22 2014