Neo-Nazi murder trial begins

Beate Zschaepe, the sole survivor of a neo-Nazi group--the self-styled National Socialist Underground--blamed for ten killings goes on trial May 6, in Munich, along with four men alleged to have helped the killers in various ways. Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman. She is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices.

Beate Zschaepe, member of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU) enters the court room before the start of her trial in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. Zschaepe, 38, is accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Beate Zschaepe, member of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU) enters the court room before the start of her trial in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. Zschaepe, 38, is accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Beate Zschaepe, member of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU) enters the court room before the start of her trial in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. Zschaepe, 38, is accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Ralf Wohlleben, alleged supporter of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU), waits for the start of a trial in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. Zschaepe, 38, is accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Ralf Wohlleben, alleged supporter of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU), waits for the start of a trial in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. Zschaepe, 38, is accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Ralf Wohlleben, alleged supporter of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU), waits for the start of a trial in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. Zschaepe, 38, is accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
FILE - This combination image of handout pictures released by the federal criminal Police Office ( BKA) shows undated file photos of victims of the far right terror group NSU . top from left: Enver Simsek, Abdurrahim Ozudogru, Suleyman Taskopru, Habil Kilic and police woman Michele Kiesewetter and bottom from left : Mehmet Turgut, Ismail Yasar, Theodorus Boulgarides, Mehmet Kubasik und Halit Yozgat. Beate Zschaepe is alleged to be the last surviving member of the self-styled National Socialist Underground, a German neo-Nazi group accused in the killing of nine businessmen from ethnic minorities and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (AP Photo/dpa)
FILE - This combination image of handout pictures released by the federal criminal Police Office ( BKA) shows undated file photos of victims of the far right terror group NSU . top from left: Enver Simsek, Abdurrahim Ozudogru, Suleyman Taskopru, Habil Kilic and police woman Michele Kiesewetter and bottom from left : Mehmet Turgut, Ismail Yasar, Theodorus Boulgarides, Mehmet Kubasik und Halit Yozgat. Beate Zschaepe is alleged to be the last surviving member of the self-styled National Socialist Underground, a German neo-Nazi group accused in the killing of nine businessmen from ethnic minorities and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (AP Photo/dpa)
FILE - This combination image of handout pictures released by the federal criminal Police Office ( BKA) shows undated file photos of victims of the far right terror group NSU . top from left: Enver Simsek, Abdurrahim Ozudogru, Suleyman Taskopru, Habil Kilic and police woman Michele Kiesewetter and bottom from left : Mehmet Turgut, Ismail Yasar, Theodorus Boulgarides, Mehmet Kubasik und Halit Yozgat. Beate Zschaepe is alleged to be the last surviving member of the self-styled National Socialist Underground, a German neo-Nazi group accused in the killing of nine businessmen from ethnic minorities and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (AP Photo/dpa)
FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file picture Ismail Yozgat , right, and Ayse Yozgat , left, pray at a memorial event on the seventh anniversary of the murder of their son Halit, who was killed by the NSU terror group, in Kassel, Germany. Beate Zschaepe, the sole survivor of a neo-Nazi group _ the self-styled National Socialist Underground _ blamed for ten killings goes on trial Monday, May 6, 2013 in Munich, along with four men alleged to have helped the killers in various ways. Beate Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman. She is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide two years ago (AP Photo/dpa,Uwe Zucchi,File)EARLY RISER FOR FRIDAY MAY 3 2013 -
FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file picture Ismail Yozgat , right, and Ayse Yozgat , left, pray at a memorial event on the seventh anniversary of the murder of their son Halit, who was killed by the NSU terror group, in Kassel, Germany. Beate Zschaepe, the sole survivor of a neo-Nazi group _ the self-styled National Socialist Underground _ blamed for ten killings goes on trial Monday, May 6, 2013 in Munich, along with four men alleged to have helped the killers in various ways. Beate Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman. She is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide two years ago (AP Photo/dpa,Uwe Zucchi,File)EARLY RISER FOR FRIDAY MAY 3 2013 -
FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file picture Ismail Yozgat , right, and Ayse Yozgat , left, pray at a memorial event on the seventh anniversary of the murder of their son Halit, who was killed by the NSU terror group, in Kassel, Germany. Beate Zschaepe, the sole survivor of a neo-Nazi group _ the self-styled National Socialist Underground _ blamed for ten killings goes on trial Monday, May 6, 2013 in Munich, along with four men alleged to have helped the killers in various ways. Beate Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman. She is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide two years ago (AP Photo/dpa,Uwe Zucchi,File)EARLY RISER FOR FRIDAY MAY 3 2013 -
Demonstrators holds photos of NSU victims in Munich, Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. The main defendant is Beate Zschaepe, 38, accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/dpa, Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
Demonstrators holds photos of NSU victims in Munich, Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. The main defendant is Beate Zschaepe, 38, accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/dpa, Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
Demonstrators holds photos of NSU victims in Munich, Germany, Monday, May 6, 2013. The highest-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened Monday amid tight security and intense media interest, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago. The main defendant is Beate Zschaepe, 38, accused by prosecutor of complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. If convicted she faces life imprisonment. Zschaepe is also accused of involvement in at least two bombings and 15 bank robberies carried out by her accomplices Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt, who died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011. (AP Photo/dpa, Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)

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