Germany: Police arrest far-right threats suspect

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This should warm everyone's hearts on this overcast day.

 

In the culmination of a lengthy probe, authorities have found the man they believe used the pseudonym "NSU 2.0" to send hate mail to public figures, including several lawmakers.

 

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Police in Berlin arrested the alleged author of more than 100 far-right threats during a raid on his apartment on Monday.

Public prosecutors in Frankfurt said the suspect had a series of prior convictions for extremist activities.

The arrest came after an extensive joint probe between prosecutors and investigators in the western state of Hesse.

The suspect's hard drives have been seized by police and are currently being evaluated. 

What are the accusations?

Authorities say they have reason to believe the 53-year-old German citizen had been sending a series of letters with "race-baiting, insulting and threatening" content since August 2018.

The targets of the threats included national and regional lawmakers, a Frankfurt attorney, artists and human rights activists.

The letters were signed by the "NSU 2.0," a neo-Nazi moniker.

Peter Beuth, the state interior minister of Hesse, reported in mid-March that there had been 115 threatening letters attributed to the "NSU 2.0" signature. They had been addressed to 32 people and 60 institutions in nine German states, with the letters also sent to neighboring Austria.

The letters were typically sent by email, but were also delivered by fax and text message. 

 

So, should we have heard him out? Does he deserve our time and patience as he explains his perspective? Fuck no.

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5 hours ago, AlexTr said:

Public prosecutors in Frankfurt said the suspect had a series of prior convictions for extremist activities.

 

Should have already been locked up.

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Let us hope that he receives a fair trial, and that the police are not blind in the right eye, or even in the left eye.

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12 hours ago, Fietsrad said:

Let us hope that he receives a fair trial, and that the police are not blind in the right eye, or even in the left eye.

 

I thought the courts conducted trials in Germany.  Fascinating. 😆

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