A Munich court is poised to deliver its verdict on a neo-Nazi terror cell accused of 10 murders – one of modern Germany’s biggest criminal cases.
The case exposed serious shortcomings in the German state’s monitoring of neo-Nazis.
The main defendant is Beate Zschäpe, accused of complicity in the murders, which took place across several regions from 2000 to 2007.
She shared a flat with two men, who died in an apparent suicide pact in 2011 after a botched robbery. The bodies of Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt were found in a burnt-out caravan.
What are the allegations?
According to prosecutors, Mundlos and Böhnhardt shot eight ethnic Turks, a Greek citizen and a policewoman in execution-style killings.
The killers lived with Ms Zschäpe in Zwickau, eastern Germany, and formed a clandestine National Socialist Underground (NSU) cell, bent on destabilising the country through racist terror, the prosecutors say.