Merkel vows to get truth in neo-nazi murders
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.