They're stuck, now they have to go to jail: the district court of Heilbronn has sentenced two members of the "Last Generation" to several months in prison - without parole. Immediately after the verdict was announced, they again blocked a road.
Two climate activists from the group "Last Generation" have been sentenced to several months in prison without parole because of a road blockade. The two men were sentenced to three and two months in prison by the Heilbronn District Court, according to a court spokesman. They were charged with coercion. After the decision, which was made in an accelerated procedure, the "Last Generation" spoke of a "dam bursting" and announced nationwide protests.
According to a spokeswoman for the group, it is the first non-parole sentence that activists of the group have been sentenced to. The men stuck themselves on a street in Heilbronn on February 6. Several media had previously reported about it. According to the court, three other activists were sentenced to different fines of 60 daily rates each.
According to the court spokesman, the penalties for the two men were more severe because they had often attracted attention because of their climate protest and had declared in court that they wanted to continue with the actions. The judgment is not final. According to media reports, after the verdict was announced, the activists again caused obstructions on a street in Heilbronn with a protest action.