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Woman, 75, Held in Germany Accused of Leading Far-Right Terror Plot

Group planned kidnappings and attacks on power facilities meant to cause blackouts across Germany.

A pensioner believed to be the ringleader of a terrorist group planning to launch attacks on German politicians and power infrastructure has been remanded in custody.

Identified only as Elizabeth R in accordance with German legal norms, the 75-year-old retired teacher from the eastern state of Saxony is suspected of having been what investigators have called the “ideological brains” behind the far-right group, which had planned kidnappings and attacks on power facilities meant to cause blackouts across Germany.

Four men connected with the plots were arrested in April. They were found to be in possession of heavy weapons and to have been trying to obtain explosive materials.

Read more at the Guardian

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