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Austria considers dissolving far-right group amid NZ probe

Chancellor Kurz, 'no tolerance for dangerous ideologies'

27 March, 11:21
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN, 27 MAR - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his government is considering dissolving a far-right group after it emerged that a prominent activist had received a donation in the name of the suspected New Zealand mosque gunman.

Martin Sellner, head of the Identitarian Movement of Austria, says police searched his apartment Monday and seized electronic devices after he received a "disproportionately high donation" from a person named Tarrant - the same surname as the suspected Christchurch shooter. Prosecutors say they stumbled across the donation as part of an existing probe against Sellner into possible financial offenses. The Austria Press Agency reported that Kurz said after a Cabinet meeting Wednesday there can be "no tolerance for dangerous ideologies, wherever they come from." He added that Austria will apply the "full force of the law." (ANSA-AP).

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