Germany pays compensation to neo-Nazi victim families
BERLIN – Anatolia News Agency
Candles are pictured during a memorial ceremony for the victims of neo-Nazi violence at the Schauspielhaus concert hall in Berlin. REUTERS photoGerman Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said compensation had been paid to families of those killed by neo-Nazis in Germany, including eight Turks.
Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told the Federal Assembly Law Commission Wednesday that the government had paid from 5,000 to 10,000 euro in compensation to the families of each victim, paying 412,440 euros in total.
German officials recently discovered a neo-Nazi cell, whose members have killed eight Turks in the past ten years. A hit list targeting 88 people, mostly immigrants, was found during a search into the homes of the suspected members of the cell.
The hit list included prominent figures from the Turkish and Muslim communities in Germany, as well as a number of Munich politicians.