German officials arrest 21 in neo-Nazi radio raids

November 4, 2010 11:53

BERLIN — German officials say they have arrested 21 people suspected of running an Internet radio station broadcasting neo-Nazi, far-right extremist music and views.

Joerg Ziercke, head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, said Wednesday Klobenz prosecutors are investigating the group accused of being behind "Resistance Radio" on suspicion of forming a criminal organization, incitement, and other charges. It is illegal in Germany to display or promote Nazi symbols or ideologies.Ziercke's office said the arrests were made as 22 apartments were raided in various parts of Germany Wednesday.

Ziercke said authorities have seen an increase in the use of music and Internet sites trying to attract young people to far-right groups.

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