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An AfD politician is wanted in Bavaria on an arrest warrant

An AfD politician is wanted in Bavaria on an arrest warrant

AfD politician Daniel Halemba, who was recently elected to the Bavarian state parliament, is wanted by the Würzburg prosecutor’s office on an arrest warrant. A spokesman for the investigation body confirmed this to the German News Agency today. The spokesman said: “For tactical reasons, we do not want to say anything about the exact accusation or the reason for the arrest.” Halemba has not yet been found.

Halemba could not yet be reached for comment. The Alternative for Germany party announced yesterday that one of its representatives was wanted under an arrest warrant, but without mentioning his name. “An arrest warrant has been issued for a newly elected member of the AfD party in the Bavarian state parliament,” she said simply. Katrin Ebner Steiner, leader of the AfD parliamentary bloc, stressed that this should be “imprisoned on the basis of a flimsy justification.”

Members of Parliament generally enjoy immunity. But this will not take effect until the founding meeting is held next Monday. At 22 years old, Halemba will be the youngest politician in the Bavarian state parliament. The new state parliament is scheduled to be formed on Monday. It is currently unclear whether the arrest warrant issued against him can be executed by then.

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