Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

Germany has placed the far-right AfD under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy, local media reported Wednesday, dealing a blow to the anti-immigration party in a big election year. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has classified the Alternative for Germany as a “suspected case” of having ties to right-wing extremism,Der Spiegel magazine said. The decision, reportedly made late last week, will allow intelligence agents to shadow the party, tap its communications and possibly use undercover informants. It follows a two-year investigation and a report cont…

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