Germany's far-right AfD party placed under state surveillance

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a far-right party and the strongest opposition force in the national parliament, has been declared a case for state surveillance, sources from the domestic intelligence agency confirmed to dpa on Wednesday. The entire party is to be monitored on account of suspected right-wing extremism, state-level intelligence agencies were informed during a videoconference with the federal head of the agency, Thomas Haldenwang, the sources said. The move comes just months ahead of general elections, set for September 26. The BfV domestic intelligence agency did not publicl…

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