Government Floats Plan To Freeze Bank Accounts Of ‘Right Wing Extremists’ In Germany

Feb 22, 2024 | Political News

The German government has announced a plan to target the bank accounts of people who donate money to groups and causes deemed to be ‘right wing extremists’.

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser announced a raft of measures this week, that critics say are a direct attempt to reign in the popularity of the right wing opposition Party, Alternative for Germany (AfD).

One such measure, as reported by Jurist, is to freeze the bank accounts of those found to have donated money to any group the government declares to be ‘far-right’.

Another of the measures is the creation of a special unit called the ”early recognition unit” that will “detect far-right disinformation campaigns,” identify “disinformation campaigns,” and “cut their funding models.”