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The AfD leaders demand that Bystron mustn’t seem within the election marketing campaign

Petr Bystron, here in the Bundestag Petr Bystron, here in the Bundestag

Petr Bystron, right here within the Bundestag


The controversial AfD MP Petr Bystron is the highest candidate for the European elections. The public prosecutor's workplace is investigating him. AfD leaders Weidel and Chrupalla at the moment are calling on him to not make any additional appearances within the election marketing campaign.

Dhe AfD chairmen Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla have referred to as on AfD member of the Bundestag Petr Bystron to forego additional appearances within the European election marketing campaign. In an e mail from the AfD federal supervisor to Bystron it’s mentioned that Weidel and Chrupalla had agreed that Bystron ought to chorus from additional appearances as a part of the AfD's European election marketing campaign till the allegations towards him or the continued investigations towards him have been clarified.

The ARD capital studio first reported on the e-mail on Friday night; additionally it is accessible to the German Press Agency.

Bystron is in second place on the occasion's checklist for the European elections. On Friday night he marketed a number of appearances within the coming days on his Telegram channel, together with on Saturday in Deggendorf, Bavaria. When requested, Bystron explains that he had to surrender his pocket book through the search on Thursday and subsequently not had entry to his e mail field. However, he’s contemplating refraining from performing.

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The Bundestag lifted Bystron's immunity on Thursday. Due to preliminary suspicions of bribery and cash laundering, the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office has initiated investigations towards him. Several rooms within the Bundestag, in Bavaria and on Mallorca have been searched.

Bystron had unfold pro-Russia representations in interviews for the pro-Russian Czech web portal “Voice of Europe”. According to media experiences, he’s accused of accepting cash from Russia on this context. Bystron, who sits within the Bundestag for the Munich-North constituency, rejects the allegations.

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He described the investigation to “Zeit online” as politically motivated. “The proceedings will be stopped when the election is over,” the portal quoted him as saying.

The MP from the Munich-North constituency has been the AfD's chairman within the Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee since 2017. Bystron and AfD European high candidate Maximilian Krah have been within the headlines for weeks due to doable connections to pro-Russian networks and doable monetary funds.