Petra Kelly (1947 1992)
Source: PETRA KELLY : Profile of a Political Whore (New Solidarity, June 3, 1985) from lyndonlarouchewatch.org (D. King)
"In 1982-83 the ELP went after Petra Kelly, leader of Germany's Green Party and a strong advocate of removing U.S. missiles from German soil. Various smear articles called her a Communist, a terrorist, and sexually promiscuous. An article entitled 'Did You See This Whore on Television?' described her alleged affairs with married men. She sued the LaRouchians for libel in New York federal court. Her attorney, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, said the LaRouchians had engaged in a 'vicious campaign that made it difficult for her to appear in public. The campaign became physical at times. They cornered her on a train, they shoved her grandmother around....They abused her most fundamental rights of privacy, dignity, physical integrity, and reputation.'"
From PART FIVE: LaRouche's Private CIA at lyndonlarouche.org (Dennis King)
"Another target was Petra Kelly, the late Green Party leader in Germany. Sensing that Kelly was psychologically fragile, the LaRouchians made a serious attempt to invade her personal space and create the desired aversive environment. Among other things, this included the distribution, at public meetings she attended, of smear articles calling her a Communist, a fascist, a terrorist, a witch and a "whore," and describing her alleged love affairs in lurid language. LaRouche's followers even published in 1982, in the German language edition of New Solidarity, a journalistic version of their Petra Kelly psychological profile. The article speculated that her alleged relationships with older men were the psychological result of her abandonment in childhood by a supposedly "shiftless" father. Mirroring the LaRouchian articles on Kissinger, the profile of the Green Party leader claimed that she suffered from a "heart condition," with the implication that the harassment campaign would hopefully worsen this health problem.
Kelly sued the LaRouchians in U.S. federal court. Her attorney, Ramsey Clark, said they had engaged in a "vicious campaign that made it difficult for her to appear in public. The campaign became physical at times. They cornered her on a train, they shoved her grandmother around. . . . They abused her most fundamental rights of privacy, dignity, physical integrity, and reputation."
At Kelly's deposition, the LaRouchians took delight in asking all about her sex life, then published an article based on her responses, boasting that she had been "reduced to a frightened infant" and "seized by prolonged fits of paranoia."
Although the LaRouchians did not, in the articles I have examined, suggest that Kelly take her own life, they were clearly out to psychologically destroy herand if they had succeeded, the outcome might well have been more serious than a brief stay in a mental hospital. In 1992, several years after the LaRouche campaign against Kelly had ended, she and her longtime partner Gert Bastian were found dead in their home of gunshot wounds: the German police concluded it had been a double suicide.
The LaRouchians quickly tossed their hostility to Kelly into an Orwellian memory hole (just as Ramsey Clark had vaporized his own past support of Kelly and become a LaRouche defender). The line now was that Kelly and Bastian had been murdered by nefarious forces and that the German authorities should be pressured to conduct a more thorough investigation. This would not be the last example of LaRouchian dodging and weaving on the issue of life and death in contemporary Germany: When Jeremiah Duggan, a Jewish university student from the U.K., died while attending a LaRouche cadre school in Wiesbaden in 2003, the LaRouchians claimed it was just a suicide and strongly opposed the Duggan family's efforts to trigger a criminal investigation."
From Lyndon Larouche and the art of inducing suicide (note 8) at lyndonlarouchewatch.org (Dennis King)
Helmut Lorscheid & Leo A.Muller have written a book entitled Deckname: Schiller which gives background information on the Schiller Institute.
In October 1992, according to police, Petra Kelly was shot dead in Bonn while sleeping by her partner, ex-general and Green politician Gert Bastian, who then killed himself.
On March 29, 1985, a group of parliamentarians, including some from Die Grόnen, sent the German government fifteen written questions about the EAP (ELP) and the organization's activities in Germany.