The regional court in Dresden has doubts as to whether the previous AfD Leader Frauke Petry in front of a Committee of the Saxon Landtag has intentionally says wrong. At the conclusion of the second day in the perjury trial against the 43-year-old politician, the presiding judge, Christian Linhardt announced on Friday, to give at the next hearing, a legal notice, that under the current situation, even a "negligent inspection". This also includes the good three-hour interrogation of the Left could have a politician André Scholl Bach added. He had, at the time, the display due to my oath. On Friday, he was questioned by the Prosecutor.
Petry is accused in the November 2015 the audit Committee of the Saxon Landtag wrong to say and to have their information under oath. In essence, it was the modalities of a loan that AfD parliamentary candidate of the party for the financing of the election campaign for the state election in 2014, should provide.
Petrys representation of party members
Petry had given in Committee that the candidate can decide to enter in the Parliament it would, if you converted the loan amounts in the amount of 3000 or 1000 Euro in donations to the party or not. The loan agreement provided, however, for the case of an automatic conversion in donations. Petry was later acknowledged as a mistake. At the same time, they said that they were not intentionally wrong.
Petrys presentation was covered on Friday by the current party leader, Jörg Urban, and by the former Secretary - General Uwe Wurlitzer. Urban said that he had been the money for the loan in 2015, paid and neither orally nor in writing, urged. As the disputed passage came at the end in the loan agreement, remained unclear. Wurlitzer expressed his Feelings that you want to bring Petry in the choice of audit Committee intentionally on the ice. She had been faced with many questions, which were not the subject of their charge. The Deputy Carsten Hütter (AfD) made of his right to refuse the statement to use against him had been determined in this matter earlier.
Petry considers the process to be politically motivated
As the last witness of the day, André Scholl Bach (Left) was called to the stand. Scholl Bach had to justify before the public Prosecutor that he had insisted to leave Petry in the Committee to administer oaths. He argued that Petrys statements were of particular importance for an election objection of AfD-member of the party from the country list had been deleted. The Prosecutor's office expressed the impression that you have Petry, possibly, in some of the perjury is sliding into.
For Petry, who left after the Bundestag election in 2017, the AfD and the blue party, founded much on the game. In the case of a conviction for at least one year in prison for the threat, but recognition of the mandates as members of the Bundestag and the Landtag.More about
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Petry considers the process to be politically motivated. The Dresden Prosecutor had set out in may 2016, once the scanning process to Scholl Bach's display. Argument: The Committee of the Landtag was not for acceptance of oaths competent authority. The Dresden Prosecutor quashed the writ of the prosecutors. (dpa)