German prosecutors on Wednesday announced the arrest of 25 alleged far-right extremists, including 22 suspected members of a national terrorist organization plotting a coup, as well as three other sympathizers.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the suspects belong to a terrorist organization, which was founded no later than the end of November last year, “which set as its goal the end of the state order established in Germany and the change of its own state form.” The main lines of which have already been worked out.”
“Members of the organization know that this plan can only be implemented through the use of military means and violence against state officials,” which includes death. Some of the deaths they accept are “intermediate steps to achieve ‘systemic change at all levels,'” prosecutors said.
The defendants are united by a “deep rejection of the state institutions and liberal democratic order” of the Federal Republic of Germany, which over time made them decide to “participate in their violent liquidation” and begin to do so with specific preparations.
Members of the group follow a conglomeration of conspiracy myths consisting of the narrative of the so-called ideology of the Reichsbürger (Reich Citizens) – a far-right movement that does not recognize the current German sovereignty – and QAnon.
The central body of the group is the “Council” and also has a “military arm”, which corresponds to the planned seizure of power by force of arms.
According to the information of the prosecutor’s office, some members of the organization were active in the German army in the past.
22 alleged members of the organization, two of whom acted as leaders, are German citizens, as are two of the three arrested sympathizers, and the third is a Russian citizen.
The arrests took place in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony and Thuringia, as well as one case in Kitzbühel (Austria) and another in Perugia (Italy).
The raids, involving more than 3,000 officers, are still ongoing and are also taking place in the states of Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.
The operation is also directed against another 27 defendants.
Source: El Diario