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Update on the National Socialist Underground Trial in Germany

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COMMENT: We’ve cov­ered the neo-Nazi group The Nation­al Social­ist Under­ground and its links to Ger­man intel­li­gence for months.

One of the most sig­nif­i­cant aspects of the case is the fact that pow­er­ful ele­ments with­in the Ger­man gov­ern­ment are going to extra­or­di­nary lengths to eclipse the insti­tu­tion­al con­nec­tions of the group.

Turk­ish media were exclud­ed from being seat­ed at the tri­al of the group, many of whose vic­tims were Turks. In addi­tion, lead­ing Ger­man media were left out of a “raf­fle” to award seat­ing at the tri­al.

Ger­many Watch has sug­gest­ed that the appar­ent Ger­man intel­li­gence stew­ard­ship of the Nation­al Social­ist Union may have been a vehi­cle to elim­i­nate peopel with infor­ma­tion about the 9/11 attacks.

We now learn that the fam­i­lies of their vic­tims and their attor­neys have despaired, sus­pect­ing that the pros­e­cu­tors have no inter­est in pur­su­ing jus­tice in the case, not­ing their dis­missal of vic­tims fam­i­lies coun­sel attempts at intro­duc­ing evi­dence.

“Sus­pect­ed Nazi Killer Still Silent in NSU Tri­al”; Deutsche Welle; 1/4/2014.

EXCERPT: . . . . Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel’s promise that the mur­ders would be thor­ough­ly inves­ti­gat­ed once gave them com­fort, hope, and courage. But after 11 months of tri­al most of the plain­tiffs have lost faith in a fair tri­al or a just sen­tence. Zschäpe’s self-con­fi­dent, occa­sion­al­ly even cheer­ful demeanor, has played a major role in that. She has remained unmoved through­out, even when her moth­er and cousin tes­ti­fied on her behalf.

She behaves very dif­fer­ent­ly towards her three defense attor­neys, who always stand pro­tec­tive­ly in front of her — to make things dif­fi­cult for the curi­ous pho­tog­ra­phers — when she enters court room A 101. Zschäpe often smiles as she con­fers with the trio of defend­ers, as the vis­i­tors can clear­ly see from their gallery three meters above her head.

. . . . But fam­i­lies are also often non­plussed by the con­duct of the state pros­e­cu­tors when they dis­miss as irrel­e­vant their lawyers’ requests to present evi­dence. Sebas­t­ian Scharmer, the attor­ney rep­re­sent­ing the inter­ests of the fam­i­ly of Mehmet Kubasik, who was mur­dered in Dort­mund in 2006, has open­ly accused the pros­e­cu­tors of lack­ing inter­est in inves­ti­gat­ing the mur­ders. . . .


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  1. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/185048

    Neo-Nazis Threat­en Ger­man News­pa­per
    By AFP
    First Pub­lish: 9/12/2014, 7:06 PM

    The Orga­ni­za­tion for Secu­ri­ty and Coop­er­a­tion in Europe (OSCE) said Fri­day that neo-Nazi van­dal­ism and threats against a local news­pa­per in east­ern Ger­many were “unac­cept­able and must be stopped.”

    This week, van­dals sprayed the words “Jews” and the Nazi slo­gan “Sieg Heil” on the office win­dows of the Lausitzer Rund­schau, a news­pa­per known for its cov­er­age of far-right groups.

    The week before, four swastikas were daubed on oth­er offices of the paper as well as “Jews, kill them” and “We’ll get you all”. There were sim­i­lar inci­dents against the dai­ly in 2012.

    “These threats and acts of van­dal­ism must be stopped and I am con­fi­dent that the author­i­ties will take the nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions to ensure jour­nal­ists’ safe­ty,” the OSCE’s media rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dun­ja Mija­tovic said.

    “I wel­come the con­dem­na­tion of these attacks from the high­est lev­el of the Ger­man author­i­ties in Bran­den­burg state and trust that these inci­dents will be swift­ly and thor­ough­ly inves­ti­gat­ed,” she said in a state­ment.

    The chief edi­tor of the news­pa­per, Johannes Fis­ch­er, told the Berlin­er Zeitung dai­ly that it would fight back with words, “the most pow­er­ful weapons against spray cans and base­ball bats.”

    Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel will speak at a ral­ly at the icon­ic Bran­den­burg Gate in Berlin against anti-Semi­tism on Sun­day coin­cid­ing with a World Jew­ish Con­gress (WJC) meet­ing in the Ger­man cap­i­tal.

    Posted by Vanfield | September 12, 2014, 9:23 am

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