A German court has cleared the way for a murder trial to proceed against the only surviving member of a neo-Nazi group. Beate Zschäpe is charged with helping to kill 10 people, most of them of Turkish descent.
Germany's government has approved draft legislation that aims to crack down on crimes with racist motivations. The measure comes in response to law enforcement's failure to stop a neo-Nazi murder spree.
In the ongoing proceedings against the National Socialist Underground, federal agents have described how they recruited spies from the far-right scene. It is clear they were walking on thin ice.
A state parliamentary committee examining the police investigation of the German far-right terror group NSU has labeled it a 'fiasco' in a final report. The group has been blamed for the murder of at least 10 people.
On May 6, 2013, the National Socialist Underground murder trial began. The hopes of the victims' families have been disappointed, and that's not just the fault of main defendant Beate Zschäpe, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.
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