Sebastian Scharmer, attorney of the family of Mehmet Kubasik — murdered by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) group — gave a press conference in Berlin on Monday. Schamer is Kubasik's attorney in the trial against five defendants in the longest standing trial in post war Germany. Scharmer asserted that the defendants were closely followed by informants since 1998, and... Еще therefore the German secret services knew of the their political beliefs and inclinations. He said that despite this, no actions were taken to prevent the murder. «That raised the question with us, how much governmental co-responsibility is there with these murders.» «There are still plenty of racist and Neo-Nazi attacks in Germany every day, up to homicides, up to assaults. A 'NSU' — maybe not with the same name but with the same intensity — is plausible at any moment, if not already existing,» concluded Scharmer. The verdict is expected to be announced in Munich on Wednesday. The NSU cell members killed 10 people between 2000 and 2007. Eight of the victims were of Turkish origin; the other victims were a Greek man and a German policewoman. The NSU aimed to terrorise minorities and coerce them into leaving the country. Outrage was caused by the fact that the NSU had been able to operate undetected for so many years. The police wrongly accused Turkish mafia of the murders, leading some to claim authorities were complacent about the crimes of right-wing extremists. The head of Germany's domestic intelligence service was eventually forced to resign.