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German policewoman wrote love letters to neo-Nazi terrorist: Report

06:24 22 September 2021 Author :  

A German policewoman was suspended after an investigation found that she sent love letters to a neo-Nazi terrorist, local media reported on Tuesday.

The young police officer posted several romantic letters and also praised the xenophobic and anti-Semitic views of the neo-Nazi terrorist Stephan Balliet, who is serving a prison sentence, according to newsweekly Stern.

The officer, who was reportedly in her 20s, was working at a police station in the Bitterfeld district of the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt and used a fictitious name to conceal her identity while posting letters to the prison, according to the report.

An internal investigation was ongoing to reveal whether the young police officer had ties to far-right and neo-Nazi groups.

Balliet was sentenced to life in prison last year, for the terrorist attacks he carried out in 2019 in the eastern city of Halle, which claimed the lives of two people and injured several others.

The 29-year-old right-wing extremist originally planned a mass shooting at a mosque but later changed his mind, according to a manifesto he posted online before the attack.

He failed to enter the synagogue in Halle due to tight security, then fired randomly at people on the street, and later stormed a nearby Turkish doner restaurant.

Germany has witnessed growing racism and xenophobia in recent years, fueled by the propaganda of far-right, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim groups, including the main opposition party Alternative for Germany, or the AfD./agencies

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