Unbelievable case of state repression in Germany – Pensioner on trial for poster with kind words about Putin

Theoretically, there is still freedom of expression in Germany. Provided that one wants to live with the consequences. A 64-year-old pensioner is accused of putting handwritten posters on an apartment window on April 11, 2022, approving Russia's war against Ukraine.

German domestic, Unbelievable case of state repression in Germany – Pensioner on trial for poster with kind words about Putin

By Max Bergmann

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –  For some time now, the German domestic intelligence service has been collecting data on regime critics under the so-called phenomenon of “delegitimization of the state relevant to constitutional protection”. In doing so, it explicitly refers only to “right-wing extremists,” “citizens of the Reich,” “self-governors,” and “dissidents.

The real dangers, left-wing extremism, and radical Islamism are ignored. The new phenomenon refers to democrats who dare to criticize the system, address grievances and stand up for their opinions.

The current case of a pensioner from the German state of Saarland proves this can now be extremely dangerous.

Because of this text, the pensioner is accused and should go to prison. (Photo internet reproduction)
Because of this text, the pensioner is accused and should go to prison. (Photo internet reproduction)

The public prosecutor’s office accused the 64-year-old Heidemarie Klara S. from the Saarland municipality of Quierschied, not far from the French border, of “approving criminal acts” under §140 of the German Criminal Code.

The investigation is ongoing; the pensioner faces up to 3 years imprisonment or a fine. German-language reports about it can hardly be found, but numerous Telegram channels and the Russian medium Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) reported the unbelievable case of state repression.

The authorities have restrictively pursued pro-Russian statements in Germany since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, nipped them in the bud, and, if possible, punished with publicity. Of course, theoretically, there is still freedom of expression in Germany. Provided that one wants to live with the consequences.

ALLEGED RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA

As reported, Saarland authorities stormed and searched the 64-year-old’s apartment early in May.

Order of the Local Court of Saarbrücken. (Photo internet reproduction)
Order of the Local Court of Saarbrücken. (Photo internet reproduction)

The search warrant issued by the prosecutor’s office is dated May 2, 2022. S. is accused of having placed handwritten posters on an apartment window on April 11, 2022, “by means of which she approved of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine.”

CENSORING OF DISSENTING NARRATIVES

The posters reportedly seized during the search prove the Saarland woman’s crimes: Majority pro-Russian expressions of opinion, accusations of election fraud, and critical statements about state-mandated gene therapy.

Numerous so-called fact-checkers persistently tried to defame these circumstances as pro-Russian disinformation. For example, S. calls Ukrainian President Zelensky a “puppet.” She also expresses concern about potentially dangerous experiments in Biolabs in Ukraine.

But today, we know: These Biolabs do (or did) exist. WHO and the United States were involved in various ways in what was happening there. A fact that does not fit the narrative of Western reporting.

Numerous irregularities in U.S. elections and the election of the Bundestag.

Furthermore, S. claims on her poster that the legitimately elected president of the United States of America is Donald Trump. The election was stolen, incumbent President Biden an impostor, she said.

Now, election fraud in the U.S. presidential election cannot be proven absolutely beyond a reasonable doubt in every respect to this day. Nevertheless, numerous indications and clues suggest just that (see here).

Irregularities and anomalies were the rule rather than the exception there, similar to the election of the German Bundestag (see here) last year.

STATE REPRESSION AND SURVEILLANCE OF DISSENTERS ARE ON THE RISE

Even if some of the statements made by the pensioner from Saarland belong more to the realm of conspiracy theories, the increasingly restricted freedom of expression in Germany remains the heart of the matter.

In addition, there is a deeply divided society and a supposed constitutional state that, in many cases, no longer even comes close to doing justice to the law. By mid-April, 140 criminal proceedings for pro-Russian statements made in public were already pending before German prosecutors.

The number of proceedings is likely to have increased significantly since then.

There is no doubt that the current leftwing regime does not tolerate any resistance and that statements that deviate from the narrative can have severe and far-reaching consequences.

But at the latest, when injustice becomes right, resistance becomes a duty, as the Basic Law stipulates.