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Intel agency sabotaged police in neo-Nazi case

The Local · 19 Dec 2011, 08:52

Published: 19 Dec 2011 08:52 GMT+01:00

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According to the report in the Berliner Zeitung, the domestic intelligence agency of the state of Thuringia kept neo-Nazi leader Tino Brandt informed of the police surveillance he was under.

Brandt had connections with the three murderers Beate Zschäpe, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt, and the secret service, or Verfassungsschutz, hoped he could lead them to the terrorist cell.

Brandt was one of the agency’s informants in the extremist far-right scene, and was reportedly told that the police were watching him from a rented flat near his home in Rudolstadt. He was also given descriptions of the cars the police were using to follow him.

At one point, the police were even being followed by the Verfassungsschutz, as they were tailing Brandt.

In 2000, the intelligence agency also gave Brandt 2,000 marks for Zschäpe, Mundlos and Böhnhardt to buy new ID cards. According to a report in Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper, the agents hoped that they would be able to trace the ID cards and so find the trio again, who went underground in 1998.

But the money apparently never reached the cell.

The three, who called themselves the National Socialist Underground, are thought to be responsible for at least 10 murders between 2000 and 2007.

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Demonstrators have started to gather outside the headquarters of the Thuringian intelligence agency since their handling of the Zwickau case has come to light.

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09:20 December 19, 2011 by crunchy2k
The german office of going after nazi is just wanting funding to live high on the hog and ski at the best resorts. Read their visa cards.
09:59 December 19, 2011 by twisted
I was wondering how long it would take before this sort of information surfaced. Now one could say that the Verfassungsschutz was looking out for its informer but I also wonder how much of the Verfassungsschutz are Neo-Nazi supporters as well.
16:11 December 19, 2011 by Jimbob_77
I thought the nazi theme in Germany was dead......It's coming up more and more....WHY?
17:03 December 19, 2011 by Wobinidan
The police claim that they have infiltrated the NPD - but it seems more and more likely that the NPD have infiltrated the police. And the German government seems reluctant to act. How far up the chain do nazis in Germany go?
19:33 December 19, 2011 by raandy
this is a good point , the only nazis you see punished are a soldiers at the bottom of the chain, It's a good old boy's club.
22:49 December 19, 2011 by Jimbob_77
If you are interested in what will transpire in the future regarding Germany, Nazism, Vatican and the New Holy Roman Empire in the world and the detriment that will take place, type in ("The Trumpet") a magazine that has been on the money since the beginning......
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