The prosecution demanded a fine, but the court went further. for some reason.
A climate protester from Cologne has been sentenced to eight months in prison in Berlin after roads in the capital were blocked. The Tiergarten District Court convicted the 41-year-old on Wednesday of coercion, attempted coercion and resisting law enforcement officers, a court spokeswoman announced Thursday. According to The Last Generation, it is the highest penalty ever handed out to a member of the group for sit-ins.
Because the 41-year-old stated at trial that she wanted to continue protesting, the court did not see a favorable social outlook. This will be necessary for the suspended sentence. The ruling is not final.
He participated in three sieges
According to court information, the woman participated in three sieges in Berlin between October 10 and 19, 2022, and in two cases she was stuck in the street. She was initially sentenced to fines by criminal order. Because the 41-year-old objected, the trial took place.
There, the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office applied for a fine of 1,350 euros (90 at a daily rate of 15 euros each) against the woman, who said she was looking for work in the social sector. However, the court went further and issued a prison sentence.
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