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.
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.
On May 6, 2013, the NSU trial began in Germany. Two of the three main suspects in the neo-Nazi murders - Uwe Böhnhardt and Uwe Mundlos - killed themselves. That leaves Beate Zschäpe accused of murdering ten people.
A three-day event to commemorate a nail-bomb attack by the far-right National Socialist Underground group culminates today, with a rally against racism. German President Joachim Gauck is set to close the event.
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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