DW, October 30, 2023
German police on Monday arrested Daniel Halemba, a lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, prosecutors said.
The 22-year-old, who was recently elected to the Bavarian state parliament, is being investigated for incitement and the use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations.
Halemba has admitted to being a member of a fraternity, “Burschenschaft Teutonia Prag zu Würzburg,” which was raided by authorities last month. Prosecutors said they suspected there could be symbols and objects associated with the Nazi Party on the group’s premises.
The chairperson of the AfD parliamentary group in the Bavarian parliament, Katrin Ebner-Steiner, criticized his arrest, calling the prosecutor’s actions “an indictment” for democracy.