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Germans seek US help in neo-Nazi investigation

The Local · 12 Feb 2012, 13:01

Published: 12 Feb 2012 13:01 GMT+01:00

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The investigators are hoping their American counterparts can provide some Internet data that will link Beate Zschäpe to the 10 murders the group is accused of. Zschäpe is in custody after turning herself in following the discovery of the cell in early November. Authorities have not been able to come up with any evidence linking Zschäpe to the murders.

German investigators are particularly interested in a Youtube account from Zschäpe in which she used the username "Liese1111". Investigators from the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation want to find out what Zschäpe viewed on that account and if she uploaded any videos to the site.

The Zwickau-based National Socialist Underground (NSU) was uncovered when Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt were found dead following an apparent murder-suicide after a botched bank robbery. Zschäpe turned herself in to police a few days later. Several others have since been arrested in connection with the group.

In addition to murders of nine immigrant shop owners and a policewoman, the group has also been accused of 14 bank robberies and two attacks involving explosives.

Zschäpe is in custody in Cologne. Her lawyers have filed an appeal for her release, saying there is not enough evidence linking her to any acts of terrorism.

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14:10 February 12, 2012 by supernova
15:19 February 12, 2012 by chicagolive
No its is very normal most countries have laws against watching there own citizens so they have other partner countries do it for them. When they need some data they ask each other, and since this is Youtube the account information might not be within German jurisdiction. To prevent issues it is better to ask for the host nations Police to help with the investigation, in most cases it works out fine.
19:16 February 12, 2012 by wxman
She looks like she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. You know, like most nazi women.
07:13 February 13, 2012 by Lisa Rusbridge
Hmmm..., not sure about the ugly tree theory, but she sure looks like she has a thyroid disorder or Grave's Disease with the bulging eyeballs.

I think it's interesting that the article gives her first and last name; usually it's first name with only last initial. Wonder why the difference here?
08:39 February 13, 2012 by mos101392
Since she killed mostly Turks, she should be handed over to the Turks and let them deal with her.
12:01 February 15, 2012 by Doggy
She looks terrible, but I do not think its a thyroid disorder at all. Many of my friends had a thyroid disorder and were able to continue flying. Hmm, Germany is not that save as it used to be then. They will never pass her to the Turkish authorities, as she is German, so lets the Germans take care of her.
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