The FDP-led Federal Ministry of Justice has proposed a new law to regulate the use of so-called V-Leuten (informers). The planned draft law will primarily deal with documentation and reporting obligations to be applied by the executive authorities in the event of the use of informers. In future, judges should also be granted the right to express reservations about the use of informers. For example, if the money received from the bourgeois state is the primary source of income for these informers. A public and internal debate is now developing against these changes within the executive apparatus of the bourgeois state, in which police officers from NRW in particular are " storming against it", as Westdeutscher Rundfunk describes the situation.

The term "V-Leuten" refers to the use of so-called "confidential persons". These persons are not undercover investigators or members of the secret service, but members of organizations and groups that are monitored and prosecuted by the bourgeois state. In the case of lumpen gangs that pursue organized crime, this means that the V-people are ordinary criminals, i.e. drug dealers, pimps or members of a burglary gang who cooperate with the bourgeois state in exchange for money, for example to deliver their own gang or other organized crime structures for prosecution. However, this is only one area in which V-Leuten are used. These "confidants" are also used, for example, in the fight against the revolutionary and revolutionaryist movement, so they are simply traitors and collaborators with the bourgeois state. Snitches who are used against the revolution for money.

However, the basis for discussion for the introduction of such a new law, which should give the executive authorities a bit tighter leash in their dealings with undercover agents, is a different issue. In the past, these informants have been recruited in the leadership and support circles of fascist murder gangs such as the "National Socialist Underground" and the network surrounding the fundamentalist assassin Anis Amri. During the subsequent investigation of these structures, it became clear that both the police and intelligence services were deeply involved in the formation, financing and leadership of these reactionary structures through their informants. And to such an extent that it probably became "too offensive" or too obvious for some representatives of the bourgeoisie how this happened. This means that it has become clear that V-people not only give out information about structures that the bourgeois state has under surveillance in exchange for money, but also that the leaders of the V-men give active instructions as to what role, plans and actions the V-people should carry out in these organizations. In the interests of the bourgeois state.

According to WDR estimates, the fact that this deployment is now to be somewhat controlled is a source of concern to some investigators and public prosecutors in NRW, who see their work with V-Leuten jeopardized. In a statement, the general prosecutors even go so far as to say that the draft would practically abolish the use of informers. And the NRW state chairman of the Association of German Criminal Investigators also calls the draft law "one of the most intrusive" he has come across. The executive also receives support from the German Association of Judges, who are actually representatives of the judiciary and could have a more balanced stance on the issue in their supervisory role. However, they are also complaining that the project from the Federal Ministry of Justice could complicate and jeopardize the use of informers.

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Nazi murderers Beate Zschäpe and Uwe Böhnhardt: Would certainly also oppose the new V-Mann law.

The main argument put forward in these arguments is that the obligation to document the V-Mann leadership would no longer adequately protect the informers used from being exposed in court proceedings and that no one would therefore dare to sell their services to the bourgeois state. In reality, the police and secret services will no longer have a completely free hand in how and for what purposes they use the informers.

The draft from the Federal Ministry of Justice can therefore be interpreted to a certain extent as a late lesson from the NSU committees of inquiry. For during the years of the NSU investigation or rather cover-up attempts by the respective committees of inquiry,a mass death of at least nine witnesses "strangely" occurred within a relatively short period of time, including informants who all possessed information in various ways about how secret services and police were involved in the leadership and organization of the NSU. At the time, this series of deaths - or rather clean-up operation - was so obvious that in some cases even the bourgeois media could not explicitly rule out state involvement in the elimination of witnesses and informers.

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