Four far-right extremists discharged from German military

The German armed forces discharged four employees last year for being involved in far-right activities. They were all members of Germany's Military Counter intelligence service, MAD.

Four far-right extremists discharged from German military

World Bulletin / News Desk

According to a newspaper report,  German military intelligence service uncovered three active-duty and one civilian who held extreme right views were dismissed from the army last year. According to 'Die Welt' two of those dismissed were reportedly members of the extremist NPD party, which the German government is currently trying to have banned, one of them in a leading position.

At least one of those dismissed was sent into early retirement as a result of the investigation.

A total of 230 cases were examined last year on suspicion of extremist right-wing involvement, with an tally of 149 confirmed cases. In 2016, there have been 22 reports so far of suspected Neonazi or racist activity among members of the armed forces, which are currently being followed up.

According to the report, the German government is currently working on amending a law whereby prospective recruits would be allowed to be questioned about their past political affiliations - which are banned in Germany. With the proposed change in law, applicants would also be checked against police and intelligence databases.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mart 2016, 10:38