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German police are suspected of sending neo-Nazi death threats to prominent left-wingers

German police are suspected of sending neo-Nazi death threats to prominent left-wingers after force computers are linked to case

  •  Left-wing politicianJanine Wissler received threatening mails signed ‘NSU 2.0’
  • Comedian Idil Baydar has also been the target of right-wing extremist threats 
  •  Police force computers in Frankfurt and Hesse have been linked to the cases 
  •  German minister said there is possibility of extremist network in regional police

German police are suspected of sending neo-Nazi death threats to prominent left-wingers.

Suspicions of possible police involvement in the threats was raised after force computers were linked to a case. 

A prominent politician with the opposition Left Party, Janine Wissler, recently received threatening mails signed ‘NSU 2.0.’ 

German police are suspected of sending neo-Nazi death threats to prominent left-wingers (File image) 

Prominent The Left (Die Linke) politician Janine Wissler recently received threatening mails signed 'NSU 2.0'. It emerged that someone had requested her personal details on a Hesse police computer before the emails were sent

Prominent The Left (Die Linke) politician Janine Wissler recently received threatening mails signed ‘NSU 2.0’. It emerged that someone had requested her personal details on a Hesse police computer before the emails were sent

That was an apparent reference to the National Socialist Underground, a far-right group that killed 10 people, mostly with immigrant roots, between 2000 and 2007. 

It emerged that someone had requested her personal details on a Hesse police computer before the emails were sent, but it isn’t yet clear who that was. The state government has appointed a special investigator to look into the case.

Two weeks ago, Hesse state police chief Udo Münch resigned over the data-breach affair. 

Muench was taking responsibility for failings ‘that he does not have to answer for alone,’ minister Peter Beuth said, news agency dpa reported. 

In a similar case, it was revealed that a police computer in Frankfurt was used to pull data on German comedian Idil Baydar (pictured)

In a similar case, it was revealed that a police computer in Frankfurt was used to pull data on German comedian Idil Baydar (pictured) 

In a similar case, it was revealed that a police computer in Frankfurt was used to pull data on German comedian Idil Baydar, leading investigators to suspect a police officer may have been involved in sending her neo-Nazi death threats.

Baydar, whose comedy revolves around depicting life as an ethnic minority, received eight threatening texts throughout 2019 that stood out to her for containing personal details, including her mother’s name. 

The comedian was shocked to learn police could have been involved in the texts.  

‘I don’t know who to trust or believe anymore,’ she said. 

‘I am completely in shock.’ 

In 2018, several threatening messages signed ‘NSU 2.0′ were also sent to a Frankfurt lawyer representing victims’ families in the trial of the original NSU’s only surviving member. 

German minister Peter Beuth has said he can’t rule out the possibility of a right-wing extremist network in the regional police. 

Police are investigating all three of the women’s cases.  

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