German police have arrested a man suspected of acting as a propagandist for a group of neo-Nazis that killed nine immgrants and a policewoman. The 32-year old was seized in a house in a village near Berlin.
He is accused of making a video that glorified the murders and mocked the victims. The film was found on a memory stick in a house that had been used by gang members. The killings have shocked the nation and caused intense debate, with some politicians accusing authorities of trying to gloss over the extent of neo-Nazism in the country.
Memet Kilic of the Green Party told euronews: “The federal and the regional interior ministers in Germany have corrected and embellished the criminal statistics. And racist threats and racist crimes were registered as simple offences or disputes.”
The existence of the gang came to light after two of its members committed suicide following a botched bank robbery two weeks ago. Two other men have been arrested as part of the same investigation. The police have come under stinging criticism for failing to realise the killings, carried out between 2000 and 2007, were linked to far-right extremism.