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More than 100 wanted neo-Nazis roam free

The Local · 20 Oct 2012, 18:03

Published: 20 Oct 2012 18:03 GMT+02:00

Hans-Peter Friedrich told Die Welt newspaper that in mid-September, 110 far-right extremists who should be in jail were missing – living in hiding somewhere in the country.

His interior ministry asked all of the 16 German states to provide figures for how many arrest warrants had been issued on neo-Nazis.

A tally is made every six months, but no follow-up information is recorded – for instance if the suspect is taken to court, the outcome is not always added to a person's file, Der Spiegel magazine said on Saturday.

This needed to improve, said Friedrich, who is pushing for better communication between national and state intelligence services. He added that this included closer communication between criminal police investigators and news organisations.

Domestic intelligence agencies and the police have come under serious criticism since the neo-Nazi terrorist cell calling itself the National Socialist Underground was unveiled – having allegedly killed ten people over a period of years.

Friedrich said he was not expecting copycat attacks, despite the 110 wanted neo-Nazis being free.

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Your comments about this article

20:51 October 20, 2012 by bwjijsdtd
The police must be afrade of them ... just remember, dead men tell no tails ...
21:07 October 20, 2012 by raandy
These thugs have been on the lamb for months, in Germany. Keystone cops.
23:12 October 20, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Should be easy find them. Just look for ugly bald idiots and see if they speak German.
06:54 October 21, 2012 by McM
On one side the bald and short haired group and at the othe end of the spectrum the hooded left loonies, not much room in the middle when all the wackos are stuck in their respective groups. The police are still the meet in the sandwich.
10:48 October 21, 2012 by adipk
how about ..... suppose they are "ausländers" so can we raid against them. ????? dont be angry guys .... i am just igniting an issue.
12:33 October 21, 2012 by StoutViking
@ Berlin fuer alles

You had just described half my friends. We cannot simply generalize over aesthetics...
16:19 October 21, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
@stoutviking. You mean the triple D stereotype? Seems to apply here apart from some of them not fullfilling the Dick (fat) part of it.
17:55 October 21, 2012 by StoutViking
@ Berlin fuer alles

Dumm, Dick & Durstig? :))

I was kidding, it's just being bald, ugly, acting like an idiot and speaking German can be applied to half of my social spectrum. They make me feel smart and handsome. :-P
20:14 October 21, 2012 by raandy
Berlin fuer alles sorry if you feel I have been disingenuous towards you but that is an excellent rant.
08:44 October 22, 2012 by MaKo
If Germany is enjoying its present international reputation as something other than a brown state, then it's time to get the garbage off the streets.
22:45 October 25, 2012 by trommlers
Oh! step mother Germany...don't throw me to the wolves for I too pay taxes although unwillingly!
19:29 October 26, 2012 by michael valerio
What a collection of stupid remarks by a bunch of ant-Germans. The war ended over 67 years ago. Get a life you idiots. As to Hans-Peter Friedrich is concern he should stick his pointed head up his back side.
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