Nine months on probation – Nuremberg public prosecutor's office relies on tough threats

January 23.01.2023rd, 22.02.2022 - Supporters of the Last Generation on February XNUMXnd, XNUMX on the Frankenschnellweg in Nuremberg. They hold a banner with their demand "Save food - Save lives". (c) Last generation.
January 23.01.2023rd, 22.02.2022 - Supporters of the Last Generation on February XNUMXnd, XNUMX on the Frankenschnellweg in Nuremberg. They hold a banner with their demand "Save food - Save lives". (c) Last generation.

The main hearing against four Last Generation supporters will open at the Nuremberg District Court on January 25.01.2023th, 09 at 00:22.02.2022 a.m. Because they no longer wanted to silently accept how the government was trampling on its own constitution, the accused people gathered on February XNUMX, XNUMX and stuck to the road of the busy Franconian Expressway. The public prosecutor's office is now demanding nine months' imprisonment on probation. An extreme escalation of the required sentence. All comparable meetings of the Last Generation have so far ended in acquittals or small fines.

Maya Winkelmann is one of the accused persons: “It is not particularly likely that such an extreme condemnation will occur. But of course this threat serves the purpose of intimidating climate-conscious citizens. It was to be expected that this would happen sooner or later, but it's still sad. We have a problem when people who simply demand compliance with Article 20a of our Basic Law are intimidated in this way."

Maya Winkelmann | Photo: (c) Marlene Charlotte Limburg
Maya Winkelmann
Photo: (c) Marlene Charlotte Limburg

"In any case, we will plead for acquittal. The climate catastrophe is now a matter of life and death. We hope that the court is prepared to recognize that our actions are also legally justified under the justified emergency. There have already been similar rulings, for example last autumn in Flensburg.“, continued Winkelmann.

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