the dispute over the beginning of the week, set an investigation against the "center for political beauty" (ZPS). According to the AfD, there is also the Thuringian CDU, significant criticism of the Thuringian Minister of justice, Dieter Lauinger (Greens), who had agreed to the termination of the proceedings due to "formation of a criminal Association" on Monday in a conversation with the attorney General's office and the leadership of the public Prosecutor's office Gera.
since November 2017 ongoing investigations, in accordance with Paragraph 129 of the penal code because of an Anti-Höcke action of the ZPS were only the beginning of the past week public, though the Erfurt justice knew the Ministry for weeks, probably even for months. The operation was triggered via Thuringia, fierce debates, the allegedly AfD-near Gera's attorney Martin Zschächner was treated and as a press spokesman for the authority, dismissed. Paragraph 129 provides the investigators with far-reaching powers.
"A strong piece", says the CDU Thüringen
The justice policy spokesman for the Thuringian CDU parliamentary group, Manfred Scherer, said the MDR: "I find it appalling when the left-hand side, coughs once, and the Lord Minister of justice immediately jumps over the stick." This had nothing to do with whether the setting is right or wrong, they may even be "right". Scherer, who was in the noughties-years, Secretary of justice and the Minister of the interior in Thuringia, added: "But as it is now, is in my eyes a strong piece."
had Previously criticized, especially the AfD is keen that the investigation against the action of the artist had been set to its founder, Philipp Ruch, the had built, born in Hagen in the Eichsfeld on the neighboring property of Björn Höcke in 2017, the reconstruction of Berlin's "Holocaust memorial". They protested against the Dresden fire speech of the AfD-politician, in which he referred to the Berlin memorial as a "monument of shame". The reason for the investigation was from the ZPS in November 2017 issuance of a comprehensive Surveillance Höckes the artists want to know, however, just as the satirical-meant threat understood.
The AfD-Chairman Stefan Möller defended the local Prosecutor Zschächner and criticised the setting of the investigation against the ZPS: "the media witch hunt à la GDR - this time to a Prosecutor who fights against the totalitarian left of the spirit of the times and for the right fight (sic)." Zschächner deserve respect, wrote Möller on Twitter. The Geraer AfD-member of the Bundestag Stephan Brandner, Chairman of the legal Committee in the Bundestag, commented on the setting of the investigation of the ZPS with the words, it was ",success' rotgrüner hunts and political interference in the judiciary: Pathetic!".
the Left-politicians, such as the Federal Chairman Katja Kipping and the Thuringian Landtag Deputy Catherine king-Preuss had documented last week, many cases in which the Gera state Prosecutor Zschächner - except the 129er investigations against the ZPS questionable decisions and radical right-wing activists. For Kipping Zschächner is a "state's attorney that's Right".
after the decision on the setting of the investigation of the "center for political beauty" will always be more cases in which the Gera state Prosecutor sympathisers of the AfD has been spared.
The "FAZ" reported on Tuesday, under the Heading "A Waterloo of a justification" by Zschächner set identifying procedure in connection with an AfD Demonstration in 2017 in Jena. It had given a counter-lift of the "young Church for the city center", the AfD, the protesters wanted to build for the counter-demonstrators in chants indicated a U-Bahn "to Auschwitz".
Zschächner rejected a prosecution for sedition. The word "Auschwitz" is the content in the sense of a metaphor is "not significantly different" than the word "Waterloo", than "symbolic name of a crushing defeat". The Jena lawyer Kristin Pietrzyk was able to reach with a complaint that the investigation in this case.action artist Philipp Ruch (right) in 2009 at the Bellevue castle, the seat of the Federal President.Photo: Mike Wolff
"time online" reported on another complaint about Zschächner, filed by the Berlin lawyer Johannes Eisenberg in Thuringia office of the Prosecutor General. Eisenberg accuses Zschächner "politically motivated prosecution and Non-prosecution". Zschächner be "fanatical", out of "his political preferences (...) in the exercise of its activities" and was not able, by his "passions and abstract of his party gängerei".
fellow students of Zschächner from Heidelberg remember him as someone in whom all of the "sun-clear" was that he had already stood in the study, "right-winger". The lawyer Kim Manuel Künstner from Frankfurt am Main, tweeted: "Holy Sh... who studied with me in Heidelberg. We just called him the "Jura-Nazi". Who has approved the state service? Someone who is only 50 percent so on the left as the right, you would never hire."
Left-politicians Movassat throws Zschächner perversion of justice before
The North Rhine-Westphalia Left of the Bundestag Niema Movassat, Chairman of the legal Committee, filed a due process against the ZPS on Wednesday a criminal complaint against Zschächner for the perversion of law, and filed a disciplinary complaint with the office of the Prosecutor General of Thuringia.
In the four-sided typesetting Movassats, the daily mirror, it means it is close to the sun that Zschächners investigation turned "serious" in particular against persons, "the civil society against right-wing extremism and for tolerance". The initiation of proceedings under Section 129 was not understandable, and only right, that the investigation had not been adjusted after a few weeks. Movassat called the actions of the Gera state Prosecutor in the case, ZPS "objectively unreasonable and arbitrary".
Zschächner didn't let extraneous considerations, "the law," it says further in the Letter: "It is not had to impose any reasonable acting state's attorney, the center for political beauty' to a criminal Association." And: "in Particular, his sympathy for the AfD seem to be the basis for the investigation." He led the investigation "a priority for party-political interests".More about
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Also earlier decisions of the Prosecutor's reasonable doubt that his necessary neutrality, declared Movassat. Zschächner damaged the public's trust in the neutrality of the judiciary. The "Tagesspiegel" Movassat said the investigation Zschächners made him "stunned". The Left-politician says: "What Mr Zschächner fact, is called political persecution of dissidents and not allowed to have a democratic state of law has no place."