Germany finds hundreds of Nazi-linked staff in security agencies


Over a three-year period, 327 employees of Germany’s federal and state security authorities have been found to have links to right-wing extremism.

The figures are from the Federal Ministry of the Interior’s second situation report on right-wing extremism in the security agencies, due to be published on Friday and seen by the DPA news agency.

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The report looks at July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021 and observes, for example, participation in extremist events or Nazi “Heil Hitler” chants.

The information was compiled by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany’s domestic intelligence service.

The office said there were numerous connections between the employees classified as “right-wing extremists” to “extremist actors and parties”, as well as hooligan and martial arts scene organisations classified as “right-wing extremist subcultures”.


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