Germany charges 27 in far-right terror group’s ‘treason’ plot

The Israeli flag flutters in the middle of the European (L) and the German flag in front of the Reichstag building hosting the Bundestag, the German lower house of Parliament in Berlin, while the German Chancellor gave a speech over the Israel-Hamas conflict during a Bundestag session on October 12, 2023. (Odd Andersen/AFP)
The Israeli flag flutters in the middle of the European (L) and the German flag in front of the Reichstag building hosting the Bundestag, the German lower house of Parliament in Berlin, while the German Chancellor gave a speech over the Israel-Hamas conflict during a Bundestag session on October 12, 2023. (Odd Andersen/AFP)

German federal prosecutors say they charged 27 suspected members of a far-right “terror group” arrested last year with involvement in a plot to attack parliament and overthrow the government.

“The accused are strongly suspected of membership of a terrorist organization as well as preparation of a treasonous undertaking,” prosecutors say in a statement on the so-called Reichsbuerger group (Citizens of the Reich).

Chief federal prosecutor Peter Frank says some members of the “terrorist organization” intended to use force to enter the German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) and that the group’s preparations were “already at an advanced stage.”

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