Beate Zschäpe, alleged to be the only surviving member of the far-right National Socialist Unterground terror cell, is to be the main defendant in what is already a highly publicized trial.
Zschäpe is accused of complicity in the murders of ten people, including nine people of Turkish and one ethnic Greek. Also among the list of charges are bank robbery, arson and membership of a terrorist organization. Zschäpe denies having been an accessory to the crimes. Joining her in the dock are four more alleged accomplices. Public scrutiny of the trial is sure to be intense. Even the selection of spectators has been subject to criticism; as things stand, Turkish reporters will not be among them.