Turkish-German lawyer gets death threats from neo-Nazis

Turkish-German lawyer gets death threats from neo-Nazis

BERLIN
Turkish-German lawyer gets death threats from neo-Nazis

A prominent Turkish-German lawmaker told local media on Jan. 14 she has recently received death threats from neo-Nazis.

Suspected far-right extremists threatened Seda Başay-Yıldız in a fax message signed NSU 2.0. The message also provided details about her family which were not publicly available, Süddeutsche Zeitung [reported.

Başay-Yıldız said it was the second death threat she received since August, when another fax-message threatened the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

She said detailed information on the message, which included her address and names of her family members, could be obtained only from official records.

In December 2018, five police officers in Frankfurt were suspended on suspicion they took personal information of Başak-Yıldız from police records and shared them with the far-right extremists.

Başay-Yıldız represented the families of victims who were killed by the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terror cell, between 2000 and 2007.

The shadowy NSU killed 10 people, including eight Turkish and one Greek immigrant as well as a police officer, but the murders have remained unresolved.

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