Spiegel: German counterintelligence agency suspects Alternative for Germany of right-wing extremism

This gives counter-intelligence a wide range of opportunities to spy on party members

The German Federal Constitutional Protection Agency suspects the Alternative for Germany  of right-wing extremism and will henceforth be able to conduct secret surveillance on members of the party. This was reported by Der Spiegel on Wednesday, citing its own sources.

According to its information, the agency has officially recognised that the activities of the entire party raise suspicions of right-wing extremism. This gives the counter-intelligence agency ample opportunity to spy on its members. The basis was an approximately 1,000-page report by the German Federal Constitutional Protection Agency for internal use, which gathered alleged evidence of violations by the AfG of the democratic order.


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