Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

‘Neo-Nazis’ on trial in Germany

    Twenty-six alleged neo-Nazis are standing trial in Koblenz state in Germany. They are accused of attacks on left-wing activists, dating as far back as 2009.

    Alleged offences include setting fire to cars, scrawling neo-Nazi graffiti on walls and putting stickers saying “Rudolph Hess Street” over road signs, the Associated Press reported.

    The men, who range from 19 to 54 years old, are accused of arson, robbery and membership of a criminal organisation and could spend up to 15 years in prison.

    The trial, which opened in the Rhineland-Palatinate state court in Koblenz on Tuesday, is part of a Germany-wide crackdown on neo-Nazi activity.

    Separately, on Thursday, a mass raid of suspected neo-Nazi homes and meeting places was carried out by over 900 police officers in the neighbouring state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The raids were part of an evidence-gathering exercise after three far-right parties were banned in the region.

    Police searched 146 properties across 32 cities and towns, and material confiscated included weapons and computers.

    Election propaganda of the far-right National Democratic Party (NDP) was also found. The discovery could lead to the banning of the NDP.

World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...
World

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss

Daniel Sugarman

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Australian abuse report
World

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...

Toby Axelrod

Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...
World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
Israel

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk

Anshel Pfeffer

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk
World

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...