Neo-Nazi NSU murders still remains in dark: German spy chief
July 16, 2018 | Brainwave Science
As reported by Anadolu Agency in an interview with daily Tagesspiegel on Saturday, intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen made a remarkable statement regarding the NSU murders saying in his comments that “Unfortunately it has not been possible to answer all the questions. Many things are still in the dark concerning the NSU murders.”
In an interview with daily Tagesspiegel on Saturday, intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said that in addition to his agency, the police, the judiciary, and parliamentary commissions had also worked hard over the past several years to shed light on the murders.
“Unfortunately it has not been possible to answer all the questions. Many things are still in the dark concerning the NSU murders,” he said.
Maassen made no comment on heavy criticism by opposition parties accusing his agency, the BfV, of trying to cover up the possible role of its officials or informants in the murders by destroying secret files on the National Socialist Underground (NSU).
The shadowy NSU killed 10 people, including eight Turkish immigrants and one Greek as well as a police officer, between 2000 and 2007, but the murders have long remained unresolved.
After a five-year trial, a Munich court last week handed a life sentence to Beate Zschaepe, the main suspect still alive, and lighter sentences to four other suspects who provided support to the terrorist group.
Maassen said he had hoped that the NSU trial could provide answers to many questions, and put an end to conspiracy theories.
“Despite all the efforts, we still don’t know much about their motives, why they killed these individuals,” he said.
“Why didn’t the perpetrators claim responsibility for these crimes? Why did a video claiming responsibility for the murders only appear after [Zschaepe’s collaborators] Mundlos and Bohnhardt killed themselves?”
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