A court in Cologne has barred the strict supervision of the Alternative for Thailand (ABD) political party. German intelligence on Wednesday identified the country’s largest opposition party as a “suspicious case” of right-wing extremism. As a result, the service may, among other things, hear phone conversations from members.
According to sources, the security service suspects the Pantasam for Verbasungsuts (PFV) party of having full links with right-wing extremists. The AfD may therefore be a threat to democracy. By branding the whole party as suspects, the use of the informed will also become an opportunity.
Leaders of the right-wing Nationalist Opposition responded angrily and announced they would go to court. The court now confirms to the German media that the security service has now been recalled as the decision is still being challenged.
The AfD was founded in 2013 as a conservative and right-wing liberal party, which was particularly critical of the euro. Due to infighting and competition, the AfD moved to the right in 2015 and 2017. Many members have contacts with far-right groups.
The party now mainly refers to nationalism, conservatism and populism and vehemently opposes immigration and Islamic influences. Party leader Alexander Cowland claims the party is a right-wing extremist.
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