In the news that Bild newspaper based on government circles, the sensational action plan prepared by the coup suspects was explained.
It was alleged that the suspects, who described themselves as “citizens of the German Empire” and were accused of plotting a coup under the ringleader of Prince Heinrich Reuss, planned to press the Bundestag to detain and bind the prime minister and ministers and show them to the public on television.
It was claimed that with these actions of the suspects detained in the operation held in December 2022, they aimed to accelerate the transition of anti-government circles to “Imperial Citizenship”.
Minister Faeser warned
Home Secretary Nancy Faeser warned everyone about this extremist structure.
Faeser said, “We have strong security forces that protect our democracy against the dangerous enemies of the constitution. This is demonstrated by the investigation into the largest terror network to date. We will continue this difficult march until we completely expose and raze the militant structures.” used the phrases.
Pointing out that these militants are united in their hatred of individuals who defend democracy, the state and society, Faeser said:
“We’re dealing with not harmless nutcases, but dangerous extremists with coup plots and large numbers of guns. We must continue to constantly disarm these extremists. For this, we need urgent tightening of gun law.”
According to the Federal Court of Justice, Prince Reuss’ defense attorney describes the defendant’s ideas as “absolute insanity in the sense of a psychiatric finding”.
It is expected that 19 of the detained defendants will be tried on charges of “membership of a terrorist organization” and the other 3 on charges of “supporting a terrorist organization”.
What is a Reichsburger?
According to the domestic intelligence report, the number of people who consider themselves “Citizens of the German Empire (Reichsbürger)” is around 23,000.
The group, whose 2,100 members are ready to use violence, does not recognize Germany as a legitimate state. Some members adhere to the idea of the German Empire under the monarchy, while others are pro-Nazi. Some members believe that Germany is still under military occupation.