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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Germany bans far-right Internet platform, arrests 2
BERLIN (AP) --
The German government on Wednesday banned
a far-right Internet platform that it accused of spreading "racist,
xenophobic, anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-Islamic content," and
federal prosecutors said two people were arrested.
ban on the Altermedia Deutschland platform is "a clear sign that the
rule of law doesn't allow hate crime," Interior Minister Thomas de
The prosecutors' office said
that two Germans, identified only as Jutta V. and Ralph Thomas K. in
line with German privacy rules, were arrested on suspicion of founding a
criminal organization and incitement. Three other suspects weren't
Raids were conducted in homes in four German states and the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar.
two arrested people were the administrators of the Altermedia website
and therefore responsible for its content, which included banned Nazi
slogans and the denial of the Holocaust as well as incitement of
violence against foreigners, the prosecutors' office said.
server was located in Russia to prevent German authorities gaining
access, it added. German officials asked Russia to switch it off in the
German security officials say
that the far right has become much more savvy in using of the Internet
and social media to push its message to a broader audience.
head of Germany's domestic intelligence, Hans-Georg Maassen, told
reporters Tuesday that "there is the danger of a gray zone developing
between far-right extremists, right-wing conservatives and citizen
protesters with significant potential for violence."