According to media reports, an internal report by the AFD comes to the conclusion that an observation of the party by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution is justified. This emerges from a WDR, NDR and the „Süddeutsche Zeitung“ present summary of the expertise, the ARD reported today.
The author was an emeritus constitutional lawyer, who had been commissioned by the working group to ward off the imminent surveillance. From the AfD was initially no opinion. A spokesman referred to a press conference announced on Monday by party leaders Alexander Gauland and Jörg Meuthen.
Party must be „all misconduct“ attributed According to the report, the state lawyer assumes that „the entire party must be fundamentally attributed to all offenses of party members, even if offenses of high-ranking officials weigh more heavily“. „He also finds numerous examples that would in his view justify an observation of the current AfD“, the statements of the expert are described.
The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution as well as the constitution protection offices of the countries investigates whether the AFD constitutes a danger to the liberal-democratic basic order and should therefore be observed. A decision should be made by the end of the year. The AFD top fears that an observation by the domestic intelligence service would deter voters.