Newly elected regional lawmaker for a far-right party arrested in Germany

BERLIN: A lawmaker with the far-right Different for Germany occasion who was not too long ago elected to the state legislature in Bavaria was arrested on Monday, prosecutors stated. Prosecutors within the metropolis of Wuerzburg stated that Daniel Halemba was arrested within the Stuttgart space, in a state that borders Bavaria, German information company dpa reported.
They stated he’s beneath investigation on suspicion of incitement and utilizing symbols of unconstitutional organisations.
Halemba, 22, is a member of a fraternity, “Buerschenschaft Teutonia Prag zu Wuerzburg,” that was raided in September on suspicion that there is perhaps objects with Nazi symbols and racist paperwork on its premises.
Halemba’s lawyer, Dubravko Mandic, has rejected the allegations, saying in a weekend assertion that there is nothing to the accusations towards the group’s members. 4 different members of the group are additionally beneath investigation.
Different for Germany, or AfD, noticed vital positive factors in a pair of state elections on October 8 in Bavaria and neighbouring Hesse.
The anti-migration occasion completed third in Bavaria, taking 14.6 per cent of the vote. Current nationwide polls have put its help at round 20 per cent.
The newly elected Bavarian state legislature is to carry its first session on Monday afternoon.

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