A German court on Friday is to hand down its verdict in the bizarre case of a soldier accused of plotting a far-right attack on senior politicians while successfully posing as a Syrian refugee. The AFP news agency reports that defendant Franco Albrecht, a 33-year-old father of three, has been in the dock before the regional superior court in the western city of Frankfurt since May 2021. The Bundeswehr lieutenant, said to belong to a loose network of far-right soldiers hoarding weapons and envisioning “Day X” when they would overthrow the German government in an extremist military coup, is accused of plotting “a serious act of violence endangering the state” with cabinet ministers, MPs and a prominent Jewish human rights activist among his alleged targets. Visit the Future Media website for more on this story.