Germany : Twenty-Five Arrested For Coup Attempt
- By Eldickson Agbortogo
- 09 déc. 2022 10:15
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Authorities say among those arrested is Prince Heinrich XIII of the House of Reuss, that ruled parts of Germany until 1918.
German officials have arrested twenty five suspected members and three suspected supporters of a far-right terrorist organization across the country on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. Alleged members of the plot include a descendant of German royalty and a former far-right member of the Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, according to German prosecutors and local media reports. In a statement, the German federal prosecutor’s office said, an estimated 50 people were suspected to have been part of the group called Reich Citizens (Reichsbürger) movement, founded no later than November 2021, who were plotting to overthrow the government and replace it with their own order.
The German prosecutor’s office said, some members of the group’s “military arm” are former members of the German army, the Bundeswehr. The German armed forces have been beset by a series of scandals involving personnel belonging to far-right groups. A spokesman for the German Military Security Service confirmed that “an active member of the military’s special forces (KSK) group” was also under investigation. The spokesman stressed that the suspect is not part of the Special Forces itself and would not confirm whether he had been arrested. The group made up of Germans and Russians is heavily influenced by right-wing conspiracy theories, authorities...
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