Neo-Nazism in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41766/all en Media access to German neo-Nazi trial prompts outrage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/media-access-german-neo-nazi-trial-prompts-outrage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A German court sparked angry criticism on Tuesday for failing to guarantee the Turkish media access to cover an upcoming neo-Nazi murder trial in which most of the victims were of Turkish origin.</p> <p>Three weeks before the highly-anticipated hearing opens, representatives of the 10 victims and Germany's large Turkish community denounced what it called a "scandal" by the Munich court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/media-access-german-neo-nazi-trial-prompts-outrage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Munich National Socialist Underground Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues War AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794256 at http://www.globalpost.com Media access to German neo-Nazi trial prompts outrage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/media-access-german-neo-nazi-trial-prompts-outrage-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A German court sparked angry criticism on Tuesday for failing to guarantee the Turkish media access to cover an upcoming neo-Nazi murder trial in which most of the victims were of Turkish origin.</p> <p>Three weeks before the highly-anticipated hearing opens, representatives of the 10 victims and Germany's large Turkish community denounced what it called a "scandal" by the Munich court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/media-access-german-neo-nazi-trial-prompts-outrage-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Munich National Socialist Underground Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues War AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:31:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794470 at http://www.globalpost.com German court stirs anger over media limits at neo-Nazi trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/german-court-stirs-anger-over-media-limits-at-neo-nazi-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians, media and the country's Turkish community accused a German court of gross insensitivity in failing to guarantee Turkish reporters access to a trial of suspected neo-Nazis blamed for a racist killing spree.</p> <p>With the trial for the murder of eight Turks and a Greek due to start on April 17, the court allocated 50 guaranteed seats to media on a first-come-first-served basis. Reporters would have to queue for a further 50-60 places each day, the court said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/german-court-stirs-anger-over-media-limits-at-neo-nazi-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Homophobic violence Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:16:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5795433 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish Deputy PM: Germany must investigate racism as motive for fires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/turkish-deputy-pm-germany-must-investigate-racism-motive-fires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has called on German authorities to investigate claims that two recent fires, which broke out in predominately Turkish apartment buildings in the cities of Cologne and Stuttgart in March, may be an act of racially motivated arson.</p><P>The debate over the German authorities treatment of racially motivated attacks against Turks was triggered after two people died in Cologne on Sunday after a fire ripped through their apartment building, which is home to primarily those of Turkish descent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/turkish-deputy-pm-germany-must-investigate-racism-motive-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosphorus serial murders Neo-Nazism Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:38:49 +0000 Asianet 5800421 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawmaker: German neo-Nazi trio likely had helpers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/lawmaker-german-neo-nazi-trio-likely-had-helpers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A neo-Nazi group suspected of committing a string of murders and bank robberies across Germany likely had more assistance than currently known, a German lawmaker with access to still-classified material on the case said Wednesday.</p><P>Sebastian Edathy, who heads a parliamentary inquiry into why security services failed to stop the group for more than a decade, said the self-styled National Socialist Underground couldn't have carried out two bombings, 10 murders and more than a dozen bank heists without a support network.</p><P>The crimes took place between 1998 and 2011, when two of the </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/lawmaker-german-neo-nazi-trio-likely-had-helpers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neo-Nazism in Germany Sebastian Edathy Social Issues War Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:05:22 +0000 Asianet 5801757 at http://www.globalpost.com German minister criticises media rules for neo-Nazi trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/german-minister-criticises-media-rules-neo-nazi-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday said the country's image abroad could suffer because of a court's failure to guarantee Turkish media access to a neo-Nazi murder trial starting next week.</p> <p>The high-profile Munich trial will focus on the far-right killer cell, the National Socialist Underground (NSU) whose members have been blamed for 10 killings, eight of them of immigrants with Turkish roots, between 2000 and 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/german-minister-criticises-media-rules-neo-nazi-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Human Interest National Socialist Underground Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:31:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807870 at http://www.globalpost.com Neo-Nazi trial forces Germany to confront painful truths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/neo-nazi-trial-forces-germany-confront-painful-truths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>JENA, Germany (Reuters) - Twenty years ago in the drab pre-fab housing blocks outside the east German town of Jena, swaggering youths gave Sieg-Heil salutes and flaunted their far-right views, as the structures of the only state they'd ever known crumbled around them.</p> <p>Among them were three local teenagers, Beate Zschaepe, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boehnhardt, whose racist hatred would fuse with a militancy not seen before in the neo-Nazi scene.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/neo-nazi-trial-forces-germany-confront-painful-truths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Labor National Socialist Underground Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5813172 at http://www.globalpost.com German court backs foreign media access to neo-Nazi trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/german-court-backs-foreign-media-access-neo-nazi-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that foreign media should have access to the trial of a suspected neo-Nazi in connection with 10 racist murders, including of eight ethnic Turks, after a Turkish newspaper filed a complaint.</p> <p>The Munich court where the trial is due to start on April 17 had allocated 50 seats to all media on a first-come-first-served basis, but, in the event, none went to Turkish journalists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/german-court-backs-foreign-media-access-neo-nazi-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Munich National Socialist Underground Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:31:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5813947 at http://www.globalpost.com German deputies demand accreditation for Turks at neo-Nazi trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/german-deputies-demand-accreditation-turks-at-neo-nazi-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Fifty-five German MPs have issued a statement against a German court's refusal to allow Turkish media to follow the trial of five members of the neo-Nazi ring the National Socialist Underground (NSU), whose victims include eight Turks.</p><P>Germany caused eyebrows to raise in Turkey when it was revealed last month that a Munich court did not allocate seats for Turkish media to follow the NSU trial during which neo-Nazi suspect Beate Zsch├Ąpe and four alleged supporters of the terrorist group NSU will be tried for the murder of 10 victims, eight of whom were Turks and one of whom was a Gree</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/german-deputies-demand-accreditation-turks-at-neo-nazi-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Neo-Nazism in Germany Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:47:20 +0000 Asianet 5813965 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-far right protest ahead of German neo-Nazi trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/anti-far-right-protest-ahead-german-neo-nazi-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of people marched through Munich on Saturday in a protest against Germany's extreme right groups, days ahead of an intensely-watched trial of a woman accused of being part of a neo-Nazi murder cell.</p> <p>The crowd -- estimated at 5,000 by police and nearly double that by organisers -- held up banners denouncing fascism and racism.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the trial opens in Munich of Beate Zschaepe, a far-right activist who is accused of being part of a three-person team that murdered eight people of Turkish origin and one Greek between 2000 and 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/anti-far-right-protest-ahead-german-neo-nazi-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nationalism Neo-Nazism in Germany Political philosophy Social Issues AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:16:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5814920 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany to seek answers at landmark neo-Nazi trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/germany-seek-answers-at-landmark-neo-nazi-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A woman goes on trial in Germany Wednesday accused of being part of a rampant neo-Nazi killer cell whose random discovery exposed security flaws and blemished the country's hard-won image abroad.</p> <p>In the most high-profile case on German soil involving alleged far-right extremists since World War II, Beate Zschaepe, 38, faces charges linked to 10 mostly racially motivated murders over a seven-year period.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/germany-seek-answers-at-landmark-neo-nazi-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Neo-Nazism in Germany Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:01:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815097 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany's 'most dangerous neo-Nazi' remains an enigma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/germanys-most-dangerous-neo-nazi-remains-enigma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prosecutors call Beate Zschaepe Germany's most dangerous neo-Nazi and from Wednesday she will sit in the dock in the country's biggest far-right murder trial of the post-war period.</p> <p>But as the proceedings get underway against Zschaepe and four alleged accomplices in the southern city of Munich, the unassuming bespectacled brunette remains an enigma behind a wall of silence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/germanys-most-dangerous-neo-nazi-remains-enigma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Audi Beate Zschaepe Germany Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815110 at http://www.globalpost.com German neo-Nazi murder trial delayed after media access ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/german-neo-nazi-murder-trial-delayed-after-media-access-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The start of the most high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany's history was delayed from this week after judges announced Monday an overhaul of rules giving media access.</p> <p>Proceedings were to have begun Wednesday against a woman accused of being part of a far-right killer cell blamed for 10 murders. </p> <p>But because Germany's top court ordered the Munich judges last week to expand foreign media access to the trial its starting date had to be put back.</p> <p>Hearings are now to begin on May 6, the court said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/german-neo-nazi-murder-trial-delayed-after-media-access-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosphorus serial murders Munich Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:03:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815973 at http://www.globalpost.com German neo-Nazi murder trial delayed over media access http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/german-neo-nazi-murder-trial-delayed-over-media-access <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A German court on Monday postponed the start of the most high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in the country's history after announcing an overhaul of disputed rules on media access.</p> <p>Proceedings were to have begun Wednesday against a woman accused of being part of a far-right killer cell blamed for 10 murders.</p> <p>But after Germany's top court ordered the Munich judges last week to expand foreign media access to the trial its starting date had to be put back, in a move victims groups called a "catastrophe".</p> <p>Hearings are now to begin on May 6, the court said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/german-neo-nazi-murder-trial-delayed-over-media-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosphorus serial murders Disaster Germany Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:16:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815991 at http://www.globalpost.com Munich court delays neo-Nazi trial after access row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/munich-court-delays-neo-nazi-trial-after-access-row-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jens Hack</p> <p>MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - A Munich court delayed on Monday the long-awaited trial of a suspected neo-Nazi charged over a string of immigrant murders, after being ordered by a higher court to guarantee seats to media from Turkey, where most victims hailed from.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/munich-court-delays-neo-nazi-trial-after-access-row-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Munich Neo-Nazism in Germany Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:45:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816117 at http://www.globalpost.com