Lutz Bachmann, a leading figure of the German anti-immigrant group PEGIDA has gone on trial in Dresden. He is being accused of inciting hatred after he referred to refugees as "cattle" and "garbage."
The number of people being injured in Islamophobic attacks in Germany has increased this year, new government figures have shown. But very few anti-Muslim hate crimes are successfully prosecuted.
August 24, 1992, marked a dark day in Germany's postwar history as right-wing extremists attacked a refugee home in Rostock-Lichtenhagen. Twenty-five years on, experts met in Berlin to assess how far Germany has come.
The group that calls itself PEGIDA attracted international attention when it began its Monday marches in Dresden in late 2014. But where is the far-right group now, and what do they stand for?
The founder of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement must pay 9,600 euros for dubbing refugees "cattle," "garbage" and a "dirty bunch." He has since relocated to Tenerife, where local officials have said he is unwelcome.
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