Hans-Georg Maaßen cast doubt on footage of gangs hounding immigrants in Chemnitz

The head of Germany’s domestic security agency (BfV) has been called by a parliamentary committee to explain his reasons for doubting the veracity of videos showing far-right gangs hunting down immigrants.

Hans-Georg Maaßen is to appear before an interior ministry committee on Wednesday amid widespread calls for his resignation, following an interview in which he said footage spread online following violent protests in Chemnitz may have been faked and there was no evidence that rightwing demonstrators had hounded foreigners.

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