The previously unknown environmental activist, nicknamed "Ella" by her supporters, was released from custody on Monday.

The district court in Gießen had previously lifted the arrest warrant in the morning.

This was confirmed by a court spokesman when asked.

The accused presented a passport and thus revealed her identity, which she had refused to do since her arrest in November 2020.

Anna Sophia Lang

Editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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In April 2022, in the second instance, she was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison by the Gießen Regional Court because the judges were convinced that she had kicked a police officer out of a tree house in the helmet and attacked another with his knee when clearing the Dannenröder forest .

"Ella" has appealed the verdict.

She was released immediately after the arrest warrant was lifted.

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