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Germany

2020

24

Oct

EU Border Agency Frontex Complicit in Greek Refugee Pushback Campaign

Greek border guards have been forcing large numbers of refugees back to sea in pushback operations that violate international law. DER SPIEGEL and its reporting partners have learned that the European Union is also complicit in the highly controversial practice. Jouma al-Badi thought he was safe when he first set foot on European soil on […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER , Spiegel

21

Oct

German police can access Whatsapp messages whenever it wants, media reports

German security forces can access personal Whatsapp messages of any user even without installing spyware, several German media institutions reported. Deutsche Welle reported by citing articles in WDR and BR media outlets that Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) attains the information of suspects via “Whatsapp Web.” The police have reached contact lists, written and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER , DS

29

Sep

Far-right German politician sacked for reportedly suggesting migrants could be killed

The far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has fired a prominent official following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could be killed. The party confirmed Monday that Christian Lueth, who was already suspended from his post as parliamentary spokesman in April after allegedly describing himself as a “fascist,” had his contract terminated with […]

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Country: Germany
Source: SABAH , The Guardian

28

Sep

Hundreds of extremists in Germany’s elite forces

The first systematic report into right-wing extremism in Germany’s security services has flagged up more than 350 suspected cases over the past three years, according to a leaked draft. Stung by claims that they have turned a blind eye to fanatics in their own ranks, the authorities have begun a campaign to root out extremists, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , The times

16

Sep

29 German police suspended over far-right chat groups

Authorities in western Germany have suspended 29 police officers suspected of sharing far-right propaganda in WhatsApp groups, at least two of which were active for several years, a top security official said Wednesday. Investigators searched 34 locations, including police stations and private apartments in the Ruhr industrial region, said Herbert Reul, the interior minister of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , ANJ

08

Sep

NSU 2.0 affair: Cops in Hamburg and Berlin have additionally referred to as up information

Within the case of the intense right-wing threatening letters with the sender “NSU 2.0”, in response to a report, the Hessian particular investigators are following new leads in Hamburg and Berlin. Because the WDR and the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported, they’ve a complete of 4 cops within the two cities in view as attainable suspects. All […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , Pledge Times

13

Aug

Bavaria: Covid_19 test mishap leaves 44,000 travelers on tenterhooks

Nine hundred people tested positive for coronavirus upon their return to the German state of Bavaria — but they don’t know it yet. Data entry problems mean thousands are still waiting for their covid_19 test results. Bavarian State Premier Markus Söder was to meet with state government officials on Thursday after a serious breakdown of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , DW

22

Jul

German police can access Whatsapp messages whenever it wants, media reports

German security forces can access personal Whatsapp messages of any user even without installing spyware, several German media institutions reported. Deutsche Welle reported by citing articles in WDR and BR media outlets that Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) attains the information of suspects via “Whatsapp Web.” The police have reached contact lists, written and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , DS

22

Jul

NSU 2.0 Hessen – Interior Minister Peter Beuth now speaks of 69 threatening letters

The investigators of the Hessian LKA have information on 69 right-wing extremist threatening letters, with the abbreviation “NSU 2.0” have been sent. These were aimed at 27 people and institutions in a total of eight federal states, said Interior Minister of Hesse, Peter Beuth (CDU), on Tuesday in the interior committee of the Hessian state parliament in Wiesbaden. Nine people lived […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DE24

16

Jul

German police chief resigns amid far-right scandal

The police chief in the central German state of Hesse quit on Tuesday amid a growing scandal fueling suspicions that a neo-Nazi network is still active within the police. Peter Beuth, Hesse’s interior minister, told a news conference in Wiesbaden that he had accepted the resignation of Udo Muench, who has served as the state […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , AA