Beate Zschaepe

Landmark neo-Nazi murder trial opens in Germany

Beate Zschaepe enters the courtroom prior to the start of her trial at a Munich courthouse, southern Germany, on Monday. Photo: AFP

A woman accused of being at the heart of a neo-Nazi killer cell went on trial Monday in a case that has shocked and shamed Germany and prompted calls for a security services overhaul.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 9:43pm

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Koo Sze-yiu

Political activist Koo Sze-yiu, who sailed to the disputed Diaoyu Islands last year, is expected to file an appeal at the High Court against a nine-month jail sentence imposed by Eastern Court for desecration of the Hong Kong and national flags.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am

Talking points

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17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

German neo-nazi woman Beate Zschaepe remains a mystery

Beate Zschaepe. Photo: AFP

Prosecutors call Beate Zschaepe Germany's most dangerous neo-Nazi and from Wednesday she will sit in the dock in the country's biggest far-right murder trial of the post-war period.

But as the proceedings get underway against Zschaepe and four alleged accomplices in the southern city of Munich, the unassuming bespectacled brunette remains an enigma behind a wall of silence.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:32am