Another suspected accomplice of neo-Nazi murderers arrested in Germany
German police have arrested another alleged accomplice of the neo-Nazi group from Zwickau that murdered nine immigrants and one police officer between 2000 and 2007. Deutsche-Presse Agentur (DPA) reports the man was arrested in Düsseldorf and brought before the German Constitutional Court justice investigating the case.
The 31-year-old man has been identified by the authorities as Carsten S. and is suspected of having contributed toward the perpetration of six murders and one attempted murder. He is said to have gotten ammunition and a gun through intermediaries for members of the group, which called itself the National Socialist Underground (NSU), in either 2001 or 2002.
Last week Carsten S. said through his defense attorney that he had ceased all contact with the ultra-right scene in the year 2000. According to detectives, however, he was active in it until 2003 and as an active member was aware what purposes the weapon he was acquiring would be used for. DPA reports that it is still not clear whether the weapon was actually used to commit the murders.
Five other people are in custody in relation to the case: One of three founders of the NSU, Beate Zschäpe, and four alleged collaborators. The two other founders of the NSU, Uwe Böhnhardt and Uwe Mundlos, committed suicide in November 2011.