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Extremism: CDU politicians want tougher penalties for hounding on the Internet

2019-11-20T07:34:39.367Z

Union internal politicians are calling for a message to people who write hate-filled posts online. For this purpose, an abolished offense is to be reintroduced.



CDU domestic politicians have proposed a change in the law in order to put Hetzer in the network in check. Specifically, it is about the reintroduction of the offense "Advocacy of crime", which was abolished in 1981.

"The influencing role that aggressive posts on the Internet play in politically motivated crimes is becoming increasingly obvious," says a letter to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), which was drafted by CDU MP Alexander Throm in October and that of the Germans Press Agency is available. Therefore, it was important to send "clear signals to the active Hetzer".

Thom and his co-initiators - the letter was also signed by Group Vice Thorsten Frei and the internal politicians Mathias Middelberg, Armin Schuster and Michael Brand - substantiate their claim, among other things with findings from the murder case Walter Lübcke. The Kassel government president had been shot in June. The Attorney General is based on a right-wing extremist background.

As another example, Throm called a sticker with the face of the Hitler assassin Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg and the slogan "Merkel longer in power than Hitler ... and no Stauffenberg in sight".

A response by the Interior Ministry to the push of the Union politicians is still pending. However, the Scientific Service of the Bundestag had stated in the summer of 2018 that the regulation repealed in 1981 had hardly led to convictions. Therefore, a proposal for reintroduction in 1989 had also been rejected.

However, the letter to Seehofer states that the situation has changed fundamentally since then due to the possibilities of its dissemination on the Internet.

Source: zeit

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