Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - A trial against a suspected right-wing extremist begins today in front of the Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Frankfurt. The federal prosecutor accuses the man from northern Hesse of attempting to found a terrorist organization and preparing a serious act of violence that endangers the state. Marvin E. is said to have planned attacks with firearms and explosive devices for right-wing extremist motives and intended to form a terrorist organization.
According to the indictment, he is said to have shared the ideology of the so-called Atomwaffe Division (AWD), whose supporters represent a racist, anti-Semitic and National Socialist world view. E. is said to have tried to win like-minded people for an "AWD Division Hessen".
The State Protection Senate, which is made up of three professional judges, has to decide whether youth criminal law will be applied against the accused, since he is said to have committed the crimes as an adolescent at the age of 19. Marvin E. has been in custody since his arrest in September 2021.