Autopsy ordered after mysterious death of German lawmaker

December 16, 2014 3:16 PM

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The late German coordinator for Russian-German cooperation Andreas Schockenhoff, was found dead and an autopsy has been ordered, December 16, 2014. — AFP picBERLIN, Dec 16 — A German court has ordered an autopsy on a conservative member of parliament who was a prominent critic of Russia’s Vladimir Putin in order to rule out any link between his death and his hardline stance towards the Kremlin, state prosecutors said.

Andreas Schockenhoff, a deputy parliamentary floor leader for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, died unexpectedly on Saturday at the age of 57.

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