Anti-Semitism commissioner urges law against hate on the Internet

Shortly before the end of the legislative period, the Federal Government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, spoke out in favor of completing the proposed legislation.

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"The law to combat right-wing extremism and hate crime on the Internet must finally be passed," he told "Welt am Sonntag". This would open up further possibilities for the police and public prosecutor's offices to obtain the identities of those who distribute criminal content on the Internet.

Klein also called for a new criminal offense, "inflammatory insult", to be introduced. “So far it has been the case that letters to the Central Council of Jews, for example, in which National Socialism is glorified, cannot be punished because the element of dissemination is missing to incite hatred. This gap in criminal liability must be closed. ”Klein also spoke out in favor of expanding the training of doctors and lawyers to include historical compulsory courses. “The crimes of doctors under National Socialism should be anchored in the license to practice medicine as compulsory subject matter for medical students. According to surveys, a third of medical students do not know the name Mengele. ”In law studies too,“ knowledge of the injustice of justice under National Socialism must be anchored as a binding subject of examination ”. In general, the anti-Semitism officer sees a lot of need for action in the judiciary. “There should be anti-Semitism officers at the public prosecutor's offices, as they have already been introduced by some federal states, nationwide,” said Klein of “Welt am Sonntag”.





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