Erfurt (dpa / th) - The public prosecutor's office in Erfurt has applied for the immunity of Thuringia's Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) to be lifted.

It is about the allegation of insult, as a spokesman for the prosecutor said on Wednesday.

The "Thüringer Allgemeine" had previously reported on it.

The background is an incident in the Thuringian state parliament in mid-July, when Ramelow showed the AfD member Stefan Möller from the government bank the middle finger.

He also called him a "disgusting bastard" and later repeated this in front of the camera.

Möller then filed a complaint.

According to the Thuringian state parliament, the application for Ramelow's immunity waiver has already been received.

Ramelow enjoys immunity because he is also a member of parliament.

In Thuringia, the judiciary committee has to resolve the lifting of the immunity of a member of parliament.

The chairman of this committee is Möller himself.

Only when the committee has lifted Ramelow's immunity will the investigation begin.

According to the public prosecutor's office, the application was preceded by an initial check as to whether the allegations gave rise to an initial suspicion.