Alleged accomplice in German neo-Nazi murders freed

25th May 2012, Comments 0 comments

Germany's federal court of justice on Friday freed one of the suspects arrested in connection with 10 murders of mostly immigrants blamed on a seven-year killing spree by a neo-Nazi gang.

The Karlsruhe-based court in southwestern Germany said the case against the suspect, identified as Holger G., was insufficient for him to be kept in custody.

He was arrested near the northern city of Hanover in November and faced allegations of having helped the far-right gang by providing, among other things, a weapon.

In November it emerged that a neo-Nazi cell of three calling itself the National Socialist Underground was presumed to be behind the unsolved murders of 10 people, mainly shopkeepers of Turkish origin, between 2000 and 2007.

The case blew open when two of the members were found dead in an apparent suicide pact and the other, a woman identified as Beate Zschaepe, turned herself in.

© 2012 AFP

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