Germany starts paying compensation for neo-Nazi murders
Yesterday the German Government announced it had begun paying compensation to the loved ones of those who were murdered by the neo-Nazi cell that was discovered last November. The German Justice Ministry has confirmed that it received many requests for compensation for the murders committed by the ultra-right extremists over several years in the country of 82 million.
The German Justice Ministry says the amount of compensation will range between EUR 5 000 and EUR 10 000. The government will not be requiring any specific description of the suffering undergone by the victims' loved ones. Berlin does not want to publicize the number of people who will be compensated.
German society was shaken by the information last November that the members of an organized right-wing extremist terrorist group had been arrested. Police also discovered a video recording of the members confessing to the murders of eight shop owners of Greek and Turkish origin that took place between 2000 and 2007.
The actions of the group resulted in the murder of 10 people and injury to dozens of others. The German Government has admitted that serious errors were committed by the security services and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the crimes "shaming to all of Germany."