Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) on Tuesday banned the neo-Nazi group "Wolf Brigade 44," also known as "Storm Brigade 44". This was announced by his spokesman in the morning in the short message service Twitter. Those who fight the fundamental values of a free society "will feel the firm reaction of our constitutional state," Seehofer declared.
In July 2019, the Federal Prosecutor's Office on suspicion of membership in a criminal organization had Apartments of defendants in Saxony-Anhalt, Hesse, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia to be searched.
"Wolf Brigade 44" wanted to introduce "Germanic moral law"
At the time, six defendants were suspected of organizing in 2018 within the grouping "Wolf Brigade" the subgrouping "Storm Brigade" as a "armed arm" To have formed, as the authority in Karlsruhe announced. The group's declared goal, which was apparently also to be pursued with violence, was the "reestablishment of a free fatherland" according to the "Germanic moral law".
In July this year, Verfangsschutz President Thomas Haldenwang and Seehofer called Right-wing extremism as the greatest threat to internal security . The number of supporters and "violence-oriented right-wing extremists" has risen sharply, according to the 2019 Verfangsschutz report published in July. In February 2020, there had been a right-wing attack in Hanau given with ten dead.
In recent months, there have also been repeated incidents in state institutions Suspected cases of right-wing extremism, among others at the police department , in the Bundeswehr as well as in authorities .