Germany’s AfD party files lawsuit against far left spy agency

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has filed a lawsuit against the domestic intelligence agency.

The lawsuit, which the party filed at an administrative court in Cologne, seeks to ban the Office for the Protection of then Constitution (BfV) from publicly reporting on its decision to treat the AfD as a so-called “test case.”

It accuses the BfV of among other things making “defamatory statements about a party” and violating “neutrality and objectivity” It also seeks a fine of up to €10,000 ($11,400) for each time the BfV made the statements.