The artistic group center for political beauty is caught in the crosshairs of the judiciary: On Wednesday it became known that the Prosecutor’s office Gera, determined against its founder, Philipp Ruch, due to “formation of a criminal Association” (the star reported). The background is the replica of the Holocaust memorial, which was erected by the artist collective in sight of the house of the AfD-politician Björn Höcke, and the satirical notice of the group, to the private life of Höckes spy (more on the reasons behind you can read here).
research by “time Online” now the distance of the competent public Prosecutor to the AfD and its neutrality in the investigation in question. Accordingly, Martin Zschächner on 1. April 2018 a donation to the AfD in the amount of 30 Euro on his private E-Mail address, be transferred. He should have used the payment service Paypal. On multiple requests, the news portal had not expressed Zschächner.
artists ‘ collective investigations sharply criticized
The centre for political beauty sharply protested against the investigation. “The state grabs one of the sharpest legal weapons – the criminals against the most Severe against the centre and the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of art”, – was stated on the website of the collective. “We are supposed to be lit, and stigmatized to be criminalized.”
“center for political beauty”
To the “Holocaust memorial” in front of Höcke-house: the Prosecutor’s office is investigating a group of artists
rolling brought the story to Ruchs “criminal Association had been” from the left of the Thuringian Landtag deputies Steffen Dittes. Dittes was two weeks ago, a question, how many investigations under section 129 to give it to. In that answer the government’s letter to Dittes, from the now visible that already for 16 months against Ruchs group is determined, found, among other things, also ISIS members or supporters of the Al-Nusra Front. Also, the talk was of the “not yet completed” investigations against a group of action artists. The “center for political beauty” learned of the investigation and asked the Prosecutor’s office in Gera, whether it was in the “group of action artists” around the center. The Prosecutor’s office confirmed that against the artists ‘ collective will be determined. For the classification of the term: “criminal Association” was also classified the terrorist Red army faction (RAF) in the 1970s.
duration of the procedure was only partially influenced
For Martin Zschächner, the heads of competent public Prosecutor, the investigation in Gera, a normal process in a state of law. “The goal of the procedure is to determine whether the ‘center for political beauty’ against the Deputy Höcke and his family bugging and spying measures have taken place or should take place,” said Zschächner on Wednesday on the star request. The art of freedom from the ceiling, no crime. The duration of the procedure was only partially influenced, and were Zschächner to the question to the answer why, the investigation would have been running for 16 months without a charge or a procedure setting.
The centre for political beauty, no one knew until Wednesday afternoon some of the exact reasons behind the investigation. Of the Details of the indictment, the artist had to learn, according to Stefan Pelzer from the centre alone by a representative of the media, had spoken with Zschächner and then, the action artist a Statement asked. “Our lawyers there is no info,” said Pelzer about Zschächner the star. However, representatives of the media, which had asked the Prosecutor for information, have this get. The inspection of the files had been scattered with the activists by Zschächner. “This is a completely absurd approach in a right state,” says Pelzer. Zschächner was blind in the right eye.
fs / Nikolaus Pichler / Material to the AFP news Agency