The politicians of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), founded in law, national "wings" is for the German protection of the Constitution is now officially an observation case. The domestic intelligence service, sees his suspicion confirmed that it is a right-wing effort.
the news Agency DPA learned on Thursday. The protection of the Constitution had previously announced that he wanted to inform about the current status of its efforts to combat right-wing extremism. The President of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV), Thomas Haldenwang in Berlin. Haldenwang had found in the past few months, a new dynamism in the report by the right-wing extremism and the mixing of different Milieus.
AfD wanted to disprove allegations of attempted
The AfD had published the day before comments from officials of the party, with which these earlier Statements to Islam, to immigration and to the deportation of rejected asylum applicants, "sure." Thus, accusations of constitutional protection should be invalidated. Not all of these Comments came from supporters of the "wing", whose founder and leader of the Thuringian AfD group chief Björn Höcke is.
Two suspected cases
The AfD was founded in 2013. In the meantime, it is represented in all German länder parliaments. Especially since the refugee crisis of 2015, the party was noticed again and again with controversial Statements. The protection of the Constitution had identified the right national wing of the party in January 2019 as a suspected case in the area of the right-wing extremism, as well as the youth organization of the AfD, the Young Alternative.
The classification as the observation object means that the movement with the complete instruments of intelligence resources must be observed. The Observation and the Recruitment of informants count, for example. Data on individuals may be collected and stored. What is a member of the plenary or committees, says, must not, however, included in the files.
The "wings" knows no formal membership. His followers gather to meet once a year to the so-called "Kyffhäuser". At this event, the party Chairman Jörg Meuthen not have participated in the past, AfD politicians who place themselves at the "wing". (sda/red)
Created: 12.03.2020, 10:37 PMUpdated Date: 12 March 2020, 10:04