Murder case, Lübcke: More Suspects to the hate comments, identified

The Hessian investigators have checked after the violent death of the Kassel government President Walter Lübcke several thousand hatred and baiting comments in

Murder case, Lübcke: More Suspects to the hate comments, identified

The Hessian investigators have checked after the violent death of the Kassel government President Walter Lübcke several thousand hatred and baiting comments in social networks. After that, several hundred Comments were conducted as a criminal law classified and investigations to identify the perpetrators, as the Ministry of justice announced on request of the German press Agency. 64 suspects had been identified in this investigation so far.

Of this determination procedure were nine against Hessian Accused, led by the Central office for combating Internet crime, the General Prosecutor's office in Frankfurt (ZIT). The remaining 55 identification procedures have been completed, according to the Ministry of justice to the locally competent state Prosecutor's offices in a total of 14 Federal States.

suspected of public incitement to crime

The investigation against the people involved, according to the Ministry of justice for the following crimes: suspected of public incitement to crimes, incitement to hatred and violence, the reward and approval of criminal offences, as well as the slurs vaccination of the memory of the Deceased.

The CDU politician Lübcke had been killed in June 2019 on the terrace of his residential house in the Kreis of Kassel with a shot to the head. The trigger was the fact to have been Statements Lübckes to the reception of refugees. The investigators expect to see a right-wing extremist Motivation of the shooter. In September, the ZIT was launched together with experts from the Hessian land criminal police office, the investigation in the network for the case Lübcke.

"what happened after the death of Walter Lübcke in the social media, was terrible and for a democratic state of law is not acceptable," said Minister of justice, Eva cows-Hörmann (CDU), the German press Agency. "We may hate and incitement is not a platform, whether online or offline." Hate crime must be fought at all levels to be decided.

In the last month had succeeded to the investigators are already a first strike against those who use the Internet for their propaganda, said the Minister of justice. "Thus is shown that the Internet is not a lawless space," said Kühne-Hörmann. "Only when the rule of law decided to take action against, can hatred and incitement in the network effectively."

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 09:20

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