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WikiLeaks releases documents on Love Parade tragedy

WIKILEAKS, the whistleblower website responsible for one of the biggest US military leaks in history, has turned its attentions to Germany's Love Parade disaster.

The website posted what appeared to be a huge cache of documents relating to the horror stampede that killed 21 partygoers and left more than 500 injured at the July 24 techno music festival in Duisburg, western Germany.

An English summary of the documents, the vast majority of which appeared to be in German, said the leaked items included numerous plans, minutes of meetings and safety protocols.

The cache - entitled "Loveparade 2010 Duisburg planning documents, 2007-2010" also appeared to contain documents discussing visitor estimates and policing, plus an event log comprising photographs and reports from local residents.

The release comes just days after the Pentagon said it would not negotiate with WikiLeaks to create "a sanitized version" of the second batch of classified Afghanistan war documents it plans to release.


WikiLeaks, founded in 2006, released 76,000 classified documents about the war in July, which included accounts of civilian casualties and purported links between Pakistan's intelligence service and Afghanistan's Taliban.

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