German security service designates right-wing AfD party as ‘suspected' extremist group - reports

Posted On: Apr 17, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

German security service designates right-wing AfD party as ‘suspected' extremist group - reports

Germany's domestic intelligence service, the BfV, has classified the right-wing Alternative for Germany party as a “suspected” extremist group, according to the media. The move allows extensive surveillance of the party.
The BfV's head, Thomas Haldenwang, has informed the agency's regional offices about the decision taken on February 25, several German news outlets, including Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and Der Tagesspiegel, reported independently, citing their sources.
Such designation allows the German domestic security service tasked with combating terrorist and extremist activities to monitor a group's actions by employing extensive intelligence and surveillance means, including tapping into phone conversations, monitoring emails and requiring informants from within the group's ranks.
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