MP Jens Maier allegedly tweeted 'it seems the little half-negro simply got too little attention - that's the only explanation for his behaviour'
Beatrix von Storch could also face police charges over the tweet
Several countries have seen a rise in support for far-right parties and some have even managed to get into government
Politicians from the Alternative for Germany party will attend the first sitting of the recently elected parliament in the country on Wednesday
Controversial right-wing author says rise of right-wing parties in Germany was entirely predictable
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party finished in third place in the recent German election - and they're drawing on a very dark tradition
Judges rule satirical TV programme was justified in calling AfD politician Alice Weidel a Nazi slut
Leader of Alternativ fur Deutschland party seeks to capitalise on the carnage which ensued at Christmas market last night