German group accused of plotting coup go on trial

It’s an alleged coup plot featuring a German aristocrat, a “massive arsenal” of weapons and the belief that Queen Elizabeth II’s death might have been a secret “signal” to act. The trials of people allegedly connected to the so-called Reichsbürger movement are underway with those accused of being ringleaders set to appear before judges. Plotters…

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Bedfordshire man arrested on terror offence after ‘suspicious substances’ found

A man has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers after “a number of suspicious substances” were found at a property in Bedfordshire. The 31-year-old man, from Bedfordshire, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of articles for terrorist purposes and remains in custody, the Metropolitan police said. He had previously been arrested on 6 May…

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German Court Backs Intelligence Agency’s Designation Of Far-Right Party As Suspected Extremist Case

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency was justified in putting the far-right Alternative for Germany under observation for suspected extremism, a court ruled Monday, rejecting an appeal from the opposition party. The administrative court in Muenster ruled in favor of the BfV intelligence agency, upholding a 2022 decision by a lower court in Cologne. The decision means…

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German far-right coup plot trial to begin

The first of three trials linked to a far-right coup plot begins in Germany on Monday, with the defendants accused of preparing to commit high treason and belonging to a terrorist organization. All the suspects, part of the so-called “Reichsbürger” movement, were allegedly plotting to overthrow the German government. The Reichsbürger, or “citizens of the…

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Britain to proscribe Terrorgram collective as terrorist organisation

Britain said on Monday it would proscribe the Terrorgram collective, an extreme right-wing online network, as a terrorist organisation, meaning it would become a criminal offense in the country to belong to or promote the group. Britain’s interior ministry, or Home Office, described the group as an online network of neo-fascists producing and spreading violent…

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