Merkel vows to get truth in neo-nazi mur­ders

Ottawa Citizen - - WORLD -

BER­LIN • Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel called Satur­day for light to be shed on a killing spree by a neo-nazi group said to have mur­dered 10 peo­ple over a decade in a case that shocked the na­tion.

“We will not rest un­til the truth about these acts comes out,” Merkel said in her weekly video pod­cast. “We and the fam­i­lies want to know who is guilty, if there are ac­com­plices and what the links be­tween the two are,” she said, of­fer­ing her con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims.

Ger­many is reel­ing af­ter the dis­cov­ery last week of a small far-right group be­lieved to be re­spon­si­ble for the un­solved mur­ders of eight Turk­ish men and a Greek be­tween 2000 and 2006, and a po­lice­woman in 2007.

A 36-year-old wo­man and an­other sus­pected ac­com­plice are in cus­tody, while two men found dead in an ap­par­ent sui­cide, left be­hind a DVD in which they claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the mur­ders.

Two other sus­pects were also iden­ti­fied Fri­day, po­lice said, with­out giv­ing fur­ther de­tails.

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