Germany’s Bundestag has condemned security forces’ handling of a decade-long neo-Nazi campaign that led to at least 10 deaths, yet which was only recently brought to light.
At least 10 victims – eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman – died as a result of the activities of a group allegedly calling itself the National Socialist Underground (NSU). A number of members of the group committed suicide once they were finally uncovered, while two other people were recently arrested.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has already described the failure to stop the group as a national disgrace, and today the Bundestag’s Norbert Lammert spoke to a packed parliamentary chamber to add his voice to the chorus of condemnation. After a minute’s silence, the parliament vowed to force through structural changes to prevent such an event from happening again.