The State vs. the NPD High Hurdles for Possible Ban on Far-Right Party

Ever since the revelations about the murderous Zwickau cell, political pressure to ban the far-right NPD party has been growing. After a previous attempt failed in 2003, the government wants to be sure it can succeed before it starts proceedings. But a secret document reveals the legal challenges are tougher than many are admitting.
An NPD demonstration in the eastern German city of Gera in December 2011.

An NPD demonstration in the eastern German city of Gera in December 2011.

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