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Germany records small uptick in far-right extremist violence

Violent crimes motivated by xenophobia rose slightly in Germany last year, the country’s domestic intelligence agency has reported. The agency has been accused of blindness to neo-Nazi terrorist cells in the country.

  • Ben Knight
  • Deutsche Welle

Germany’s domestic intelligence service recorded a small rise in the number of far-right extremists and the number of far-right violent crimes in 2018, a new report published Thursday has shown.

The 2018 report by the Germany’s domestic security agency (BfV), presented in Berlin by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and BfV head Thomas Haldenwang, found that there were 24,100 right-wing…

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