German Court sentences women to life in prison for murder

Beate Zschaepe: German woman guilty of 10 neo-Nazi murders

Called "Nazi Bride" by the German media, Beate Zschaepe, 43, has been sentenced to life in prison for 10 murders she committed while she was part of a neo-Nazi gang National Socialist Underground, or NSU, Reuters reports.

Zschaepe has been charged with founding a terrorist organization, involvement in the 10 murders, taking part in two bomb attacks and destruction of evidence by arson.

"The accused Zschaepe took on the far-right views of her environment", said the judge, adding that she formed a firm bond with racist friends.

Goetzl's said Zschaepe's contribution was "essential for carrying out the robberies and attacks", which couldn't have happened without her.

Beate Zschaepe was convicted in Munich, Germany after a five-year-Neo-Nazi trial.

Known by its acronym NSU, the group evaded arrest for nearly 14 years, thanks to a network of supporters and repeated mistakes by German security agencies.

However, Zschaepe admitted that she burned the group's final hideout in Zwickau in Eastern Germany.

The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, urged the government to take the danger of rightwing extremism "more seriously", especially after the far-right AfD party entered parliament past year, warning this threatened the "erosion of our democracy".

Anti-racism campaigners have drawn parallels between that period and the violence directed toward asylum seekers in Germany in recent years, which has seen the emergence of the far-right Alternative for Germany party. The group of judges ruling on the case said she bore "particularly heavy guilt".

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A Munich court has found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty of murder over the killing of 10 people - a lot of them migrants - gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany.

"That's true, too, for immigrants who want to protect themselves psychologically from the knowledge that they live in a country which couldn't protect them", she told The Associated Press. They were also behind 15 bank robberies and two bombings in largely immigrant areas of Cologne, prosecutors say.

Germany's interior minister, Horst Seehofer, said after the verdict that the National Socialist Underground's crimes "should be a lesson and a task for us to fight far-right extremism in Germany with all means necessary".

In total eight men of Turkish origin, one Greek and a police woman died.

According to The New York Post, police attributed the crimes to the gangland ties of the murder victims for years before discovering the connection to a far-right group who based their principles on white supremacy.

Ismail Yozgat (C-L) and Ayse Yozgat (C-R), are the parents of murdered Halit Yozgat and attended the trial.

The victims were gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that rocked the nation and saw accusations of institutional racism.

While the Munich trial has focused on the NSU "trio", the chairman of the last parliamentary inquest, Uli Groetsch, said it was clear that the three were "supported by a broad network of neo-Nazis". "They have done nothing to relieve our pain", he said.

"I am extremely disappointed and extremely sad for the lighter sentences for the NSU's supporters Andre Emminger and Ralf Wohlleben", she told reporters. "If that were the case, the work of politicians and civil society needs to continue".

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