According to a newspaper report, the Hessian police are investigating another case in their own ranks in connection with far-right threats. Unauthorized data from the cabaret artist Idil Baydar are said to have been retrieved from a police computer, reports the Frankfurter Rundschau , citing an internal police report .
Baydar has received letters of abuse and threatening from right-wing extremists for months. She is the third celebrity, according to media reports, to have had unauthorized data requests from the Hessian police. Previously, requests for personal data from the Frankfurt lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz and the Hessian left-wing parliamentary group leader Janine Wissler had been reported. They also received right-wing extremist threatening letters.
The spokeswoman for the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt am Main, Nadja Niesen, told the Frankfurter Rundschau that there were "other victims" in the investigation against unknown persons. Any names would, however, "neither be named nor confirmed". The respective threatening emails showed "similarities in structure and wording".
Hessian Minister of the Interior Peter Beuth (CDU) had set up a special investigator for the threatening e-mails last week: The director of the crime directorate at the Frankfurt police headquarters, Hanspeter Mener, was responsible for the investigation.