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 is not doing enough to prevent and combat racism and intolerance, according to a Council of Europe report. The report cites deficits mainly in the registration of such crimes and their prosecution.
Lawyers for the families of victims of the NSU neo-Nazi group and initiatives against far-right extremism agree that society needs to take a long, hard look at racism in Germany,
Police officer Michele Kiesewetter was the last of ten victims of the German right-wing terrror group, NSU. A court in Munich has begun to hear witnesses to find out why she was killed. DW’s Marcel Fürstenau reports.
Germany is set to re-examine almost 750 cases of killings or attempted killings to see if the suspects had far-right motives. This follows a scandal over 10 murders that were only belatedly traced to a neo-Nazi cell.
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