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German right-wing extremist organisation disbanded

In some federal states in eastern Germany, it has even been categorised as a “definitely” right-wing extremist….reports Asian Lite News

The ruling is a blow for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party ahead of regional and European elections.

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party lost a case in which it appealed against its classification as a suspected right-wing extremist party. 

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has considered the AfD to be a suspected right-wing extremist organisation since 2021.

In some federal states in eastern Germany, it has even been categorised as a “definitely” right-wing extremist.

At the federal level, the party has appealed against being labelled a suspected right-wing extremist organisation.

In 2022, the Administrative Court of Cologne ruled in favour of BfV, finding sufficient evidence of anti-constitutional tendencies within the AfD. This judgment has now been upheld by a court in M√ľnster.

The court found that there was a sufficient legal basis for the designation, while stressing that the step doesn’t inevitably lead to the party being designated a proven case of right-wing extremism.

The AfD is grappling with multiple scandals, including a trial against member Bjorn Hoecke for deliberately using a Nazi slogan at a rally, and accusations of links to China after one of its members Maximillian Krah had his assistant arrested on suspicion of spying for China.

Kubitschek wrote that such an organisation no longer serves any purpose once it has lost its non-profit status for good.

According to the register of associations at the Stendal district court, the dissolution of the association was already decided in February and March this year. In his article, Kubitschek announced the founding of a new association, which will also run academies and organise conferences.

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