Each shock in Germany: two neo-Nazis have seized and tortured for a week a man of 46 in Kassel, a city in the German hinterland. It was confirmed by a spokesman for the State Prosecutor Goetz Wied, police arrested two people: Bernd T, 40 years old, and a 27-year-old man, both members of a club of the extreme right, “Sturm 18 Kassel”.Bernd t. was already known, because he had been called to give evidence at the trial in Munich against Beate Zchaepe, lone survivor of the neo-Nazi cell accused of the “crimes of kebab”.
According to the indictment, the two held captive a man aged 46 in an apartment at Kassel, between April 8 and 15. The man managed to escape after seven days of captivity, during which he was beaten, robbed and shaved to zero, back fractures to the ribs for now and several bruises. Arrested yesterday, the two neo-Nazis have not responded to investigators. There are currently no clear strategic implications of such a gesture, but police also are investigating another man and a woman who allegedly allowed the use of the apartment.
Bernd T had sent an e-mail last week to the Munich court, explaining that he could not give evidence at the trial of Zschaepe because he was “ill”. The man, who had already testified in February, dressed in military trousers and jacket, had said that he have anything to say. At the centre of the ongoing proceeding in Bavaria, there is a series of ten murders committed by a neo-Nazi cell in three, two of whom committed suicide in 2011 to escape being arrested. The victims were mainly Turkish immigrants, killed between 2000 and 2006.