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."
PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann has landed himself in legal trouble over a tweet about a murdered teenager in Berlin. He posted an image of an "ex-refugee" as her "probable" murderer, but police say he had the wrong guy.
With thousands of "lay judge" positions needing to be filled by next year, far-right groups are calling on their members to apply and "ensure justice" is done. Despite concerns, officials say there's no cause for alarm.
The terrorist Freital Group may have been sentenced to prison, but attacks on minorities and violent rhetoric are still not taken seriously enough — including by the German government, says DW's Hans Pfeifer.
Refugees and refugee homes are still attacked nearly every day in Germany — but the figures dropped significantly last year. Left-wing politicians blame both the AfD and Angela Merkel's party for stirring up hatred.
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