Germany considers banning far-right NPD

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Frank Franz, chairman of German far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), poses on stage at the beginning of the national party convention in Weinheim, Germany, 21 November 2015.

Germany considers banning far-right NPD


The German Federal Constitutional Court is holding hearings on the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) and is expected to prosecute the movement. If the Court opts to prosecute the party, NPD could be outlawed.

There are only two 60-year old precedents in outlawing a party in Germany: the nazi-inspired Socialist Reichspartei in 1952 and the KPD (Communist Party of Germany) in 1956.

The hearings that will take place in March will allow the Court to probe the case made against NPD and ...


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