A Frankfurt court has heard the case of Stephan Ernst, accused of plotting to assassinate Walter Luebcke on June 1 last year and campaigning for the German government to open its borders to more than 1 million Syrian refugees. .
Defendant, who initially denied carrying out the killing, confessed in court yesterday that he had killed Luebcke, and his lawyer said other politicians were involved in the killing. Among those named was Markus Hartmann who assisted in the killing of the pistol.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer recently said that the security threat to his country included racism from far-right groups, noting that it was damaging the civilization of Western countries, especially Germany.
In Europe, xenophobic groups are on the rise, with racist parties in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and others.