AfD Candidate's Aide Arrested for Spying, Sparks Calls for Resignation

April 24, 2024
AfD Candidate's Aide Arrested for Spying, Sparks Calls for Resignation
  • Maximilian Krah, an AfD candidate for the European elections, is embroiled in a scandal after his assistant was arrested for alleged spying for China.

  • The assistant is accused of providing information on European Parliament affairs to Chinese intelligence since 2019 and monitoring Chinese dissidents in Germany.

  • The AfD has called a crisis meeting with Krah and faces pressure from other parties for his resignation due to the potential security breach.

  • Krah's role in key EU Parliament committees raises concerns about access to sensitive information by his staff.

  • This incident follows three similar arrests and has led to broader scrutiny of the AfD's relations with foreign powers, including Russia.

  • The German government is calling for rigorous investigations and stronger counter-espionage efforts in response to these espionage allegations.

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