Neo-Nazi Inmates Talking via Secret Code: Report
German authorities discover far-right network
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2013 6:43 PM CDT
The 2004 photograph provided by German authorities shows terror suspect Beate Zschaepe. She goes on trial next week, accused of helping run a terror cell responsible for 10 murders.   (AP Photo/hopd/BKA)

(Newser) – German authorities have long been faulted for being unable to keep neo-Nazis and other far-right fringe groups in check. Now, it turns out that even those incarcerated have been able to communicate with their groups—and perhaps help them recruit—through a secret code passed along in letters and magazine advertisements, reports Reuters. Authorities uncovered the system in the last few weeks and have launched an investigation without providing many details.

"We know that far-right criminals are trying to build up networks and new organizational structures from prisons," says one justice minister. "We will stop this." The most sensational part of the story is that an inmate named Beate Zschaepe was on the network's address list. Zschaepe is accused of being a founding member of a group called the National Socialist Underground that has been blamed for 10 murders—most of the victims were ethnic Turks—and scores of violent crimes between 2000 and 2008. She goes on trial next week.

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Apr 13, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
It's exhausting to have to constantly correct the inaccurate info the media lays out there in an effort to confuse the masses. Nazi's are about as far LEFT as you can get, not right. To the left of the food chain, it starts with Democrat, then moves to Progressive, Socialist, and then Communist. This is common knowledge 101. Please don't believe everything you read in the news - they get it wrong 9 out of 10 times. Do your research.
Apr 11, 2013 1:35 PM CDT
There will always be white people who hate white people who love white people. They don't even care about the crimes they've committed; they just hate them for what they believe.
Apr 11, 2013 3:30 AM CDT
Neo-Nazis, Al Queda and birthers. There really is no left wing counterpart to these right wing hate groups.