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Germans formally arrest far-right terror suspect

Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 13:25

Berlin: German prosecutors have ordered the formal arrest of a woman suspected of founding a far-right terror organisation that authorities say murdered nine foreigners and a policewoman.
The woman, identified only as Beate Z, turned herself into police on Tuesday. She has since refused to speak.
The 36-year-old is suspected of having set fire to a house used by two other alleged members — now both dead — of the National Socialist Underground group.

Prosecutors said late Sunday the woman faces charges of founding and belonging to a terrorist organisation. They believe the group murdered eight Turks and one Greek from 2000 to 2006 and fatally shot a policewoman in 2007.

The case has sparked a fierce debate in Germany over the government`s ability to protect immigrants.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 13:25
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