Journalist threatened: a columnist for the taz needs police protection

The author of the controversial "taz"column with the title "All cops are incapacitated"is threatened. Hengameh yaghoobi Farah had asked the Berlin police to

Journalist threatened: a columnist for the taz needs police protection

The author of the controversial "taz"column with the title "All cops are incapacitated"is threatened. Hengameh yaghoobi Farah had asked the Berlin police to a consulting and security conversation, with many cases of harassment against a better deal, reported the magazine "Focus" on Sunday (Online), citing the Berlin police circles. The General counsel and editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper "taz" had taken up in the order of yaghoobi Farah days ago contact the Berlin police Presidium, and to help according to their own information is massively intimidated a journalist asked.

In the newsroom had been received to this time, numerous phone calls and E-Mails with threatening content, such as "Focus" reported. Some of the reactions could be classified as a direct threat to the physical Well-being of the journalist. The Berlin police did not comment want to request the case.

Public debate

In the column yaghoobi Farah, consideration was employed, where the police could work, if the police would be abolished. You came to the conclusion that there is only "an appropriate Option", "the garbage dump". At the end of the text, formulated a comparison of police officers with waste caused outrage and debate within the editorial Board of the "taz".

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 08:20

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