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Kampusch kidnap case prosecutors probed

Kampusch kidnap case prosecutors probed

A prosecutor's office spokeman says preliminary proceedings have begun against five prosecutors critisized for mishandling a notorious kidnapping case.
Natascha Kampusch was snatched off a Vienna street when she was 10 and held captive until she fled in August 2006. Her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil, committed suicide within hours of her escape.
Critics claim authorities did not handle the entire investigation of the case properly.
Hansjoerg Mayr, spokesman of the Innsbruck public prosecutor's office, said Wednesday that the proceedings focus on the prosecutors' possible abuse of office and are sparked by allegations of negligence made by Austria's former supreme court president.


Updated : 2021-05-07 01:23 GMT+08:00