Life sentence demanded for NSU member accused of murdering 8 Turks

Co-defendant Beate Zschaepe waits for NSU neo-Nazi murders trial in Oberlandesgericht (Higher Regional Court) in Munich on September 12, 2017. Zschaepe and her lawers have declared to testify in NSU Court Trial today. Zschaepe is the chief defendant among five people accused of assisting the dead NSU-members Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boehnhardt in their eight-year murder spree that targeted nine immigrants and one policewoman. Joerg Koch/ Anadolu Agency

Federal prosecutors demanded a life sentence for Beate Zschäpe, a member of the right-wing neo-Nazi extremist group National Socialist Underground (NSU), accusing her of complicity in all crimes committed by the NSU including the murder of eight Turks, Deutsche Welle reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, Zschäpe was claimed by a prosecutor to be complicit in the murder of eight Turks, one Greek and one German policewoman, two bombings and 15 robberies committed by the NSU from 2000 until 2007.

While Zschäpe denied the accusations, the prosecutor said Zschäpe was spreading fear in Germany by targeting and murdering immigrants.

The trial began four years ago. Four other NSU members face charges of aiding and abetting the NSU murders.

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