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Alleged German coup plot ringleaders to go on trial in May

(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, APR 2 - The alleged ringleaders of a suspected far-right plot to attack the German parliament and overthrow the government will go on trial in Frankfurt from May, a court said on Tuesday. Nine suspected members of the "terror group" behind the planned coup will stand trial from May 21, a court in the city said. Among the defendants will be the two men alleged to have led the plot -- the aristocrat and businessman Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss and a former army officer named as Ruediger v.P.. Birgit Malsack-Winkemann, a judge and former member of parliament for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, will also stand trial. The Frankfurt trial, which will last until early 2025 at least, is just one element of the sprawling case against the alleged coup plotters. (ANSA-AFP).