Arne Semsrott: Journalist complains about the publication of enemy lists
Arne Semsrott sees the BKA as having an obligation to inform those affected about their names on extreme right-wing enemy lists. The authority keeps the lists under wraps.
The freelance journalist and activist Arne Semsrott is suing the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) for issuing so-called enemy lists of the right-wing extremist network Nordkreuz from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The project leader of the platform FragDenStaat sees the BKA according to own data in the duty to inform "about the contents of the lists". On Monday, the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden negotiates in the matter, as a court spokeswoman announced.
Until 2018, representatives of the right-wing extremist group "Information about 25,000 persons, journalists and left-wing politicians" had been collected, said FragDenStaat in an article. For the most part, those affected were not informed that their names were on the list. In 2018, the platform FragDenStaat asked for the list to be published by the BKA. However, the Authority rejected the argument that disclosure of the information could jeopardize ongoing investigations.
With reference to BKA interrogation protocols, the editorial network Germany had reported that the Nordkreuz group had collected the names and addresses of almost 25,000 political opponents nationwide on lists. According to the media report, members of the neo-Nazi group planned to order about 200 body bags and quicklime. In addition, the Nordkreuz prepro network has at least two other branches - Südkreuz and Westkreuz. According to previous findings of the security authorities, these branches did not have their own lists.
Even the right-wing terrorist group NSU had collected data on about 10,000 people. The name of Kassel's regional president Walter Lübcke (CDU), who was murdered in early June, was also on this list.
The founder of the prepc group Nordkreuz, elite policeman Marko G., has been in custody since mid-June. Together with three other police officers he is said to have stolen ammunition from police stocks and hoarded thousands of cartridges. Prepers are persons who accumulate supplies in the event of crises or a collapse of the state order - some of them also provide weapons for this purpose. The name is rooted in English to prep , prepare something.