Wiesbaden (dpa) - Hesse's interior minister Peter Beuth (CDU) has to face the critical questions of the parliamentarians today in the affair of extreme right-wing threatening emails in front of the interior committee of the Hessian state parliament.

The meeting in the Wiesbaden Parliament will also deal with a possible right-wing network with the Hessian police. The interior minister had recently said that he would no longer rule out such a network after the recent incidents with the Hessian investigators.

It had recently become known that left-wing politicians had received threatening emails signed with “NSU 2.0”. Other well-known recipients of threatening emails were the cabaret artist Idil Baydar and the Frankfurt lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz, who represented victim families in the Munich trial for the murders of the "National Socialist Underground" (NSU).

Personal data from police computers in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden had previously been accessed via Basay-Yildiz, Baydar and the Hessian Left Group leader Janine Wissler. There is already a series of letters signed with “NSU 2.0”. However, according to the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office, it has not been clarified whether all threats are the same sender. It is very difficult to assign the letters to an author based solely on a language style.

The interior minister has appointed a special investigator, who is to be responsible for investigating the events with extensive powers. Hanspeter Mener is said to work closely with the new State Police President Roland Ullmann, who took office just a few days ago. The former state police chief Udo Münch had to take his hat off because information about the data queries from the police computers had only reached the top of the ministry with a delay.

The Federal Attorney General does not see himself as responsible despite the new right-wing extremist threatening emails. A spokesman cited the reason that the investigations in the federal states had so far not provided sufficient factual evidence that the Karlsruhe authorities could take the lead and carry out the criminal prosecution under their own responsibility.

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