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Italy extradites Germans arrested in "Reichsbürger" raid

2022-12-19T17:53:17.328Z


During the police operation against the "Reichsbürger" scene, a man was also arrested in Ponte San Giovanni, Italy. The former commando soldier is to be brought to Germany soon.


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Police operation against the »Reichsbürger« scene: Germany-wide raid (police car in Karlsruhe)

Photo: Julian Rettig / dpa

On December 7, the police intervened in a hotel in Ponte San Giovanni near Perugia: The officers arrested a former commando soldier - the action was part of a major raid on the "Reichsbürger" milieu.

Now the man is extradited to Germany.

A court in Perugia made a corresponding decision, as reported by the Ansa and Adnkronos news agencies.

A European arrest warrant was issued against the 64-year-old.

According to their own statements, the authorities had received information before the raid that the man was in Italy.

Since then he has been monitored.

After the European Arrest Warrant was issued, the police arrested him.

Numerous arrests

A few days ago, the Federal Public Prosecutor had suspected members and helpers of a terrorist group arrested in a nationwide raid.

Ringleaders of the sect-like troupe are said to Henry XIII.

Prince Reuss and the former elite soldier Rüdiger von Pescatore.

The investigators accuse them of trying to overthrow the system.

According to SPIEGEL information, around 5,000 police officers were on duty in the major action, around 2,000 more than initially stated.

This was the largest anti-terror operation in German criminal history.

25 men and women were taken into custody, including Birgit Malsack-Winkemann, judge and former member of the AfD Bundestag.

In addition to weapons, the investigators made other explosive discoveries during the raid, according to SPIEGEL information.

They seized several thousand rounds of ammunition, around a hundred of which came from Bundeswehr stocks.

During the searches, they also found an organizational chart of a planned new Reich government as well as around 120 documents in which suspected supporters of the group pledged themselves to the strictest secrecy.

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Source: spiegel

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