Since 2018, a number of public figures have received threatening emails from the “NSU 2.0”. Investigators are now looking at four police officers from Hamburg and Berlin as possible suspects.
In the case of the right-wing extremist threat letters with the sender “NSU 2.0”, the Hessian special investigators follow a media report, according to a media report, new leads in Hamburg and Berlin. As the WDR and the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported, they have sighted a total of four police officers in the two cities as possible suspects. All four have already been questioned, but should continue to appear.
In Hamburg it would be an officer from the Hamburg-Mitte district and an officer from the Hamburg-Neugraben district. They allegedly had independent access to the private data of “taz” author Hengameh Yaghoobifarah on police computers shortly before Yaghoobifarah received anonymous threats.
According to the report, officials said they had requested the data out of curiosity or anger through a column in the “taz” on the police computer. However, from the point of view of the special investigators, there is so far no evidence that they used or passed on the data.
The date of the data query seems suspicious
According to the report, the suspicion in Berlin is centered on two police officers in the Neukölln and Spandau districts. They allegedly requested the private data of the Berlin comedian Idil Baydar in the police database Poliks, who a little later was also threatened by “NSU 2.0” – with the same data being protected from the public.
According to the report, the researchers in Berlin mainly noted the date of the question. On March 5, 2019, Baydar was examined on a police computer in Berlin and at the same time in Wiesbaden. On the other hand, the police computers in Berlin had apparently opened very little data about her – and not the details of family members who soon appeared in threatening letters to Baydar.
Since August 2018, strangers have been sending threatening letters under the pseudonym “NSU 2.0”. The abbreviation is reminiscent of the terrorist organization National Socialist Underground (NSU). Time and again there are traces of the police themselves. The national investigations are carried out by a group of special investigators from Wiesbaden. Sometimes the group consisted of about 60 officers.