Federal Prosecutor General takes motion towards “knockout” ruling | EUROtoday

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On Monday, the Higher Regional Court in Jena sentenced 4 Thuringians to jail phrases: The State Security Chamber thought of it confirmed that the lads with “Knockout 51” had been members of a legal group and had additionally partly based it. As members, that they had dedicated varied acts of violence and partly violated the weapons legislation. According to the choice, three of the defendants might be sentenced to 2 years and two months, two years and 6 months and three years and ten months in jail. The fourth defendant acquired a youth sentence of two years and 6 months.

The Federal Prosecutor General had demanded considerably increased sentences for the lads. His representatives had known as for between 4 years and three months and 7 years in jail for the defendants of their pleas. This sentence demand was based mostly totally on the evaluation that “Knockout 51” was not solely a legal group, but in addition a terrorist group at a sure cut-off date. However, the court docket didn’t agree with this evaluation.

In the 2022 Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution report, “Knockout 51” is described as “violent, neo-Nazi associations with anti-democratic objectives”.