Bavaria: SPD and Greens express sharp criticism of preventive custody

Munich (dpa / lby) - After weeks of detention of numerous climate activists, the SPD and the Greens have sharply criticized this measure.

Bavaria: SPD and Greens express sharp criticism of preventive custody

Munich (dpa / lby) - After weeks of detention of numerous climate activists, the SPD and the Greens have sharply criticized this measure. Only in Bavaria could people be locked away for a month as a preventive measure, said Green Party leader Katharina Schulze on Wednesday in the state parliament. "It's just not proportionate."

"Your constitutional compass is broken," Schulze said in the direction of the state government. Bringing security and freedom together is the great art of domestic politics. "You have shown again that unfortunately you cannot do that."

The SPD legal expert Horst Arnold also criticized the one-month preventive detention. He referred to ongoing lawsuits before the Bavarian Constitutional Court against it. The FDP demanded a maximum duration of 14 days.

Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) referred to the demand by the police union for nationwide preventive detention based on the Bavarian model. "We're trying to find the right balance."

On Monday, the Munich district court again ordered eight climate activists of the "last generation" to be held in custody for several days. The activists had blocked traffic twice on Monday, some of them stuck to the road. At the time, 13 other members of the group who had been sent to police custody on a judicial order for 30 days a few weeks ago were already in the Stadelheim prison.

According to the Bavarian Police Responsibilities Act, citizens can be detained for up to a month on the basis of a judicial decision in order to prevent the commission of an administrative offense of considerable public importance or a criminal offence. This period can be extended by a maximum of one additional month.

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