Nazi propaganda website affiliates arrested in Germany

German police arrest two right-wing suspects linked to Nazi propaganda website

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Supporters of anti-immigration right-wing movement demand the resignation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Cologne, Germany. Picture taken January 9, 2016.

Two people were arrested by German police on Wednesday in raids against groups suspected of using an internet portal to spread Nazi propaganda, incite violence against foreigners and deny the Holocaust, the public prosecutor general said.

Investigators took part in an operation with 60 policemen, which involved searching properties in four German states and one location in Spain, prosecutors said in a statement.

The heads of the criminal organisation operated “Altermedia Deutschland,” a site, where internet users subscribe and take part in forum discussions that appear to focus on race.

In a post, a user by the user name of Patron, whose profile photo is a stamp featuring Hitler and the Nazi flag wrote “the destiny of this earth lies in the race.”

Three other suspects are also part of the group, prosecutors said. However, information on their whereabouts were not released.

Prosecutors added that public incitement was also published, along with Nazi salutes and expressions.

The suspects will appear before a judge on Wednesday and Thursday.

Germany received more than one million asylum seekers in 2015, which initiated an increase in attacks on refugees and called on the government to stop the influx.

TRTWorld, Reuters