Tag: Jeremiah Duggan

MEP demands full investigation

The mysterious death of a Jewish student, who was run over after attending a meeting of a far-right organisation two years ago, should be fully investigated, said a London MEP. In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Liberal Democrat European Justice spokeswoman Baroness Sarah Ludford called on her fellow MEPs to lend support to get the death of Jeremiah Duggan, of Dunstan Road, Golders Green, properly investigated. Baroness Ludford said: “All the evidence points to the fact that Jeremiah’s death was linked to his involvement with a mad, but also dangerous and secretive, anti-Semitic cult. “Since he

Fresh inquiry into student’s death rejected

A fresh investigation into the bizarre and unexplained death of a British student who had become involved with a political cult in Germany has been ruled out by prosecuting authorities in Wiesbaden. The decision is a devastating blow to the family of Jeremiah Duggan, 22, who have maintained since his death two years ago that the decision of the German police that their son committed suicide by jumping in front of cars on a dual carriageway was wrong and based on inadequate inquiries. See Also The student, the shadowy cult and a mother’s fight for justice German police probe into

New hope in cult victim campaign

Lawyer claims he can prove mother’s belief that man died fleeing an anti-Semitic group. A top lawyer who represented a former East German Communist leader will try to prove that a Jewish student who died fleeing an anti-Semitic cult did not kill himself. Nikolas Becker, who once worked for Erich Honecker, believes there is enough new evidence to overturn a German verdict that 22-year-old Jeremiah Duggan committed suicide. Jeremiah, who lived in Golders Green, died when he ran into the path of oncoming traffic on an autobahn in Wiesbaden, Germany, in March last year. He had fled from an apartment

The student, the shadowy cult and a mother’s fight for justice

Jeremiah Duggan’s death baffled German police and was labelled suicide. Now, 18 months on, new evidence has prompted a reinvestigation His death at a bleak road junction in Germany seemed destined to remain shrouded in mystery. Shortly after leaving a meeting staged by far-right extremists, British student Jeremiah Duggan inexplicably ran in front of speeding traffic. Now the chain of events that led to the 22-year-old sustaining fatal head injuries early one morning on a Wiesbaden ring road are to be re-examined by police. For his mother, Erica, it is the culmination of an 18-month battle to discover what happened

No Joke

Eight-time presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche may be a punchline on ‘The Simpsons,’ but his organization — and the effect it has on young recruits — is dead serious The desperation in her son’s voice jolted Erica Duggan fully awake. “Mum, I’m in big trouble,” Jeremiah, a 22-year-old college student, said into the phone quietly, as though trying not to be overheard. It was nearly 4:30 a.m. in London. Erica Duggan, a retired teacher, had been awake even before the phone rang. Restless — a mother’s instinct, she would later say — she’d gone down to the kitchen to make herself

Hate groups in the PGH breezeway?

The University of Houston Main Campus boasts a culturally and religiously diverse student body. UH probably has students representing nearly every country and faith system in the world — a sort of miniature United Nations. In light of this situation, it is most disturbing that a group who stands against such diversity often lurks on our campus in the breezeway of PGH, disseminating pat political solutions and a doctrine that is deeply and frighteningly fascist. Lyndon LaRouche Jr.‘s supporters initially impress one as intellectual. They have all sorts of arguments to support their claims of conspiracies and wrongdoings by our

The cult and the candidate

Lyndon LaRouche is a convicted fraudster and virulent anti-Semite. Now he’s campaigning for the American presidency. Terry Kirby investigates his sinister global network – and his conspiracy theories about Tony Blair He has warned that the international monetary system is about to collapse and that five billion people will die in the ensuing chaos. The Royal Family and MI6 are, he claims, responsible for the international drugs trade. Welcome to the weird world of Lyndon LaRouche, the 81-year-old who is campaigning as an “independent Democratic candidate” for president of the United States in this November’s election, for the fifth time.

Mother in talks over son’s death

The mother of British student Jeremiah Duggan will meet with Foreign Office officials to discuss his mysterious death in Germany last year. Erica Duggan, of Golders Green, north London, rejects the German coroner’s suicide verdict after her son, 22, was hit by two cars in Wiesbaden, in March. A British coroner also rejected the verdict at an inquest in north London. Mr Duggan, went to Germany for a Schiller Institute meeting – his family say the group is a “political cult”. During the UK inquest in Hornsey, Dr William Dolman said he could not accept the verdict of suicide and

Family’s plea for cult awareness week after student died in a state of terror

The family of a British student who died in mysterious circumstances a year ago after becoming involved with a “sinister” American political group are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of cult-style organisations. Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Jeremiah Duggan, 22, who died after being struck by traffic when he stumbled on to a road near Wiesbaden in Germany. He had been attending a meeting organised by followers of Lyndon LaRouche, an American economist and a Democratic presidential candidate who some have accused of running a dangerous cult. German authorities ruled that Mr

Investigation into British student death stalled

The authorities in Germany are refusing to re-open the case of a British student who died “in a state of terror”. Jeremiah – or Jerry – Duggan died last March after jumping into traffic in Wiesbaden, south of Frankfurt. The authorities in Germany say that Jerry took his own life, but last November a British coroner dismissed the suicide verdict. Dr William Dolman stated: “I could not accept the bald conclusion that Jeremiah Duggan intended to take his own life.” He added that Jerry had been: “In a state of terror. “These are not words usually used by a coroner’s