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2018

15

Aug

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Germany deports failed Afghan asylum seekers

A plane arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday morning with 46 rejected Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany, airport officials told journalists. The collective deportation was the 15th such flight since December 2016. Including Wednesday’s flight, some 350 people have been forcibly returned to Kabul after their asylum applications were turned down. Last month, a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Qantara

13

Aug

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Current AfD leader, too, in contact with Germany’s domestic intelligence chief

In addition to the former party leader Petry, current AfD leader Gauland has met with the Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). It was claimed in a recently published book, Inside AfD, by AfD dropout Franziska Schreiber that Maassen met with former AfD […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Welt

07

Aug

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Germany’s top domestic spy advised far right xenophobic political party on how to avoid being billed as “extremist”

Hans-Georg Maassen, the president of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), met with former Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry several times in 2015, advising her how to avoid nationwide surveillance of the AfD by the German secret service and having her party designated as “right-wing extremist.” This was revealed […]

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Country: Germany
Source: World Socialist Web Site , Amerika'nın Sesi

03

Aug

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Far-right German youth leader says man who tried to kill Hitler a traitor

Lars Steinke, a leader of the Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party’s youth wing, branded Claus von Stauffenberg an “enemy of the people”, according to German news site Welt. Speaking to Daily Star Online, he said: “I would like to make it clear once again that I solely evaluate the actions of Stauffenberg and not the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Star

31

Jul

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Germany hasn’t informed 25,000 individuals on lists of enemies of far-right extremists

Right-wing extremist groups in Germany have gathered more than 25,000 people’s contact details in so-called “enemy lists,” German media outlet RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported on Monday. The information was disclosed by the German government in response to an inquiry on the matter made by the Left party in the Bundestag. Among the information that right-wing extremists […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

27

Jul

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Study reveals racism against Turkish students in Germany

With anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish sentiment on the rise in Germany, a study by the German University of Mannheim illustrated how Turkish students are being discriminated against by their prospective teachers. For the study released on Monday, 204 people studying teaching were asked to grade two identical exam papers, penned by an eighth-grader. The difference was […]

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Country: Germany
Source: A News , Anadolu Ajansı

27

Jul

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German domestic intelligence spies on Turkish NGO

The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, considers the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) an organization that is against the constitutional order of Germany and is closely following its movements, a German spy chief said. The German intelligence agency released its yearly report earlier this week. Head […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah , Deutsche Welle

18

Jul

FILE - In this March 2, 2016 file photo defendant Ralf Wohlleben, right, alleged supporter of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground, NSU, arrives at a court room in Munich, Germany. On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 a German court has ordered the release of Wohlleben convicted last week as an accessory to the murder of nine victims of a neo-Nazi group that targeted immigrants. Ralf Wohlleben was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment at the end of a trial that lasted over five years. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool, file)

German court releases man convicted as an accessory to the murder of nine victims of a neo-Nazi group

 A German court has ordered the release of a man convicted last week as an accessory to the murder of nine victims of a neo-Nazi group that targeted immigrants. Ralf Wohlleben was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment at the end of a trial that lasted more than five years. Prosecutors alleged he was instrumental in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Washington Post

12

Jul

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Afghan asylum seeker deported from Germany commits suicide

A failed Afghan asylum seeker deported from Germany on July 4, 2018, killed himself in a Kabul guesthouse on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told DW. The 23-year-old man was staying at a hotel used by the IOM as temporary accommodation for returnees. “We can confirm that a 23-year-old Afghan, who was deported […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

11

Jul

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German neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe sentenced to life for NSU murders

A German court sentenced neo-Nazi Beate Zschaepe to life in prison Wednesday for the terrorist group NSU’s murders and bomb attacks targeting Turkish immigrants. At Munich’s Higher Regional Court, Presiding Judge Manfred Goetzl said Zschaepe was guilty of membership in a terrorist group and complicity in 10 murders and two bomb attacks committed by the neo-Nazi group. Goetzl ruled […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency