The United Tribunes are said to be a "rocker-like group" accused of homicide, human trafficking and sex crimes. Interior Minister Faeser is now banning the group. In Germany it has around 100 members.
Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser has banned the rocker-like group "United Tribunes" because of criminal activities. "Members of the United Tribunes have committed the most serious offences: sexual offences, human trafficking and attempted homicide," Faeser said. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, searches were carried out in nine federal states in connection with the ban in the morning.
According to the ministry, the entire association and the 13 "chapters" will be dissolved and the association's assets confiscated. According to the Federal Criminal Police Office, almost 100 members in Germany are affected by the ban. The association's hallmarks should "neither be disseminated nor used publicly or in a meeting," the ministry said. It also prohibited the formation of substitute organizations.
According to the ministry, members of the association have committed some of the most serious crimes. These included various assault and attempted homicide offenses in connection with violent clashes with competing rocker groups such as the "Hells Angels". However, the members have also committed crimes involving sex and human trafficking, fraud or violations of the Narcotics Act.
According to the ministry, the "United Tribunes" were founded in 2004 by a former Bosnian boxer in Villingen-Schwenningen and, alongside the rocker-like group "Black Jackets", rose to become one of the most powerful groups in Germany with the most members. To the outside, the club presents itself as a "brotherhood" with an affinity for martial arts and the fitness environment.
(This article was first published on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.)