Germany's largest neo-Nazi murder trial in decades continues, and prosecutors are placing a growing emphasis on the guilt of the murderous cell's alleged supporters. The main defendant, Beate Zschäpe, remains silent.
The man who supplied a gun to the National Socialist Underground terrorist group has been set free on bail, having served two-thirds of a 10-year sentence. The German neo-Nazi scene had campaigned for his release.
Germans took to the streets after the verdict delivery in the National Socialist Underground trial to demand that investigations continue into the series of right-wing extremist murders — and into state failures.
The surviving member of the neo-Nazi terrorist group the National Socialist Underground (NSU), Beate Zschäpe, has been found guilty of 10 counts of murder. The trial was one of the biggest in postwar German history.
That Beate Zschäpe has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of 10 people is small consolation for the victims' relatives. They have been abandoned by the state and Chancellor Angela Merkel, says Hans Pfeifer.
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