Right-wing milieu under suspicion: Siemens boss Joe Kaeser received murder threat - politics

Right-wing milieu under suspicion: Siemens boss Joe Kaeser received murder threat - politics

Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser has received a death threat from the allegedly extreme right-wing milieu. The prosecutor Deggendorf confirmed to the German Press Agency on Thursday that a complaint had been received in the case, but said no details. The manager had been threatened by e-mail, "the next Lübcke" to be, previously reported the "Wirtschaftswoche", citing the Land Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA).

The Kassel government president Walter Lübcke had been killed at the beginning of June by a headshot. The investigating federal prosecutor classifies the murder as a political assassination with right-wing extremist background.

Siemens declined to comment on the case. The police were initially unavailable for comment.

According to the report, the threat was sent from an address with the identifier "adolf.hitler@nsdap.de". The address is known to the security authorities from another case. Nevertheless, the background remains open: The LKA had indicated that it was also conceivable that the e-mail domain server was hijacked, it said in the report. In addition, there is talk of indications that lead abroad. (dpa)

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