German prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating whether three alleged neo-Nazis suspected of a series of racist killings and bombings were also responsible for an earlier explosives attack not previously linked to the group.
Hajo Funke, a political scientist at Berlin's Free University, has been advising the parliamentary committees currently investigating the police's failure to track down the NSU, which up until now has been reported as having three members: Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt, both dead, and Beate Zschäpe, currently in custody. He said the evidence that more people were actively involved in terrorist activity was overwhelming, and he named the murder of policewoman Michèle Kiesewetter in 2007 as one example.
The 44-year-old man, named only as Thomas S., was a paid informant for the Berlin criminal police (LKA) between 2000 and 2011, Der Spiegel reported.
Uwe Mundlos, one of the perpetrators of a series of neo-Nazi murders of immigrants in Germany, worked as a driver for the vice-chair of the ultra-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), Frank Schwerdt. An episode of an invesitigative news program on public television broadcaster ARD includes footage of Schwerdt himself admitting the link. Schwerdt is said to have also come into contact with other members and supporters of the extremist National Socialist Underground (NSU) group, which is responsible for taking the lives of at least 10 people between 2000 and 2007.
Berlin - Two parliamentary inquiries will investigate why 34 separate German police and intelligence agencies were unable to get solid leads on a murderous neo-Nazi gang that killed 10 people before it collapsed last year, lawmakers voted Thursday.
A November suicide of two bank robbers led police to the eventual realization that the men - along with a female accomplice who is under arrest - had made up a right-wing group that was responsible for a series of murders of immigrants starting in 2000.
On May 19, 2011, Holger G.'s past caught up with him. Three old acquaintances stood in front of his home, a clinker-brick and gable-roofed house in the small town of Lauenau in Lower Saxony. They were Uwe Böhnhardt, Uwe Mundlos and Beate Zschäpe, a trio of neo-Nazis now known as the Zwickau cell, who are believed to have murdered at least 10 people between 2000 and 2007. They had simply turned up out of the blue, and needed G.'s help once again.