Lawyer brought to psychiatry because of corona lawsuit?

The case sounds explosive: A lawyer who is fighting against the Corona measures is taken to the psychiatric ward by the police. The authorities make it clear: There is no connection.

The measures that the federal states have adopted to contain the corona pandemic are far from being understood by all citizens. Some take action against it with different means – also legally. The case of the Heidelberg lawyer Beate B., who became known as the "Corona lawyer", made the headlines. She had submitted an urgent application to the Federal Constitutional Court to lift the measures in all federal states.

A few days later, the police took her to a mental hospital. A link between their fight against restrictions and psychiatric accommodation is being made on numerous platforms.

The protection of the constitution uses "virtual agents"

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution wants to better track right-wing extremists on the Internet – in order to identify possible attackers at an early stage. For this he is increasingly relying on "virtual agents".

There are constitutional protectors who mingle with the demonstrators during right-wing extremist marches. Others observe Islamists, watch them on their way to the mosque or try to recruit the extremists as sources, as so-called informants. However, there is an increasing number of constitutional protectors in the digital space. They are on the move as "virtual agents" in internet forums, in social networks and also in conspiratorial chat groups in which extremists exchange ideas, spread hatred and agitation – or even plan attacks.

The concept with which the constitution protection goes online in search of potential terrorists and violent criminals is called "operational use of the Internet" (ONI). The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and some larger state authorities have been relying on this for years. Their employees penetrate deep into the virtual networks of the extremist scenes with specially created profiles and accounts.

The president and the stock exchange

On today’s "Super Tuesday" important preliminary decisions should be made. Statistics show that if Americans elect their president, prices will go up. But this time other rules could apply: Has incumbent Trump already shot his powder on the stock exchange?

The primary campaign for the US presidential election in November is in full swing. Who will become Trump’s democratic opponent should soon become clearer: On today’s "Super Tuesday" decisions will be made in 14 of 50 states.

Important cycle

This is also followed closely on the stock exchange. Election years are generally given a positive nimbus on the stock exchange. According to the US presidential cycle, prices rise in an election year.

The political rifts in the usa remain in the corona crisis

How politicians in the US conduct corona crisis management at all levels largely depends on their political views. The dividing line between red and blue remains despite the pandemic.

The political dispute in the USA continues, even during the crisis, after all, the country was still in the election campaign until recently. But now one topic is superimposed on all others: the corona virus and how to deal with the pandemic correctly.

Joe Biden, the likely Democratic presidential candidate, accuses Trump of acting too late and too slowly. Biden wonders what is holding Trump. The US President does not let that sit on him and describes any form of criticism as a partisan maneuver. And there is no time for that.

The soviet military tribunal – an inquisition court

The military tribunal opens the trial of the accused after nine months of pre-trial detention. It only takes two days for the verdict to be pronounced – very rarely does the hearing last up to a week. Jorg Rudolph from the Berlin history institute "facts&files "declares that the Soviet military tribunal functions like an inquisition court. There can be no question of free, open proceedings; defenders in the sense of trained lawyers or witnesses who lead to exoneration are not permitted, according to Rudolph. The tribunal is merely judging According to the criminal complaint submitted by the interrogation officer of the Soviet secret service. This criminal complaint is included in the prosecutor’s indictment and the judge enforces the sentence without great freedom and without great debate.

Arbitrary charges

In order to prove the guilt of the accused, the interrogation protocols produced under pressure are read out. Also in Arno Franke’s trial. Among other things, he is accused of forming counterrevolutionary gangs and planning an armed uprising. According to the Soviet secret service, Franke is part of an illegal organization of 31 people. The West Berliner Gerhard Max Lingk is considered to be the head of the so-called resistance group. Jurgen Franke says that his father only knew Lingk briefly at the time. Franke believes that there can be no question of an organized gang, because the two men only met once briefly on the train and they did not have weapons. One case among many, according to Jorg Rudolph from "facts&files ", because once a person was in the clutches of the secret service, then, according to a pyramid scheme, his acquaintances were also suspected. So the brief contact with Lingk was fatal for Arno Franke.

The "rubber paragraph" 58

Most of the prisoners are sentenced under Section 58 of the Soviet Criminal Code. A rubber paragraph that includes anti-Soviet activities and high treason among other things. The death sentences are mainly pronounced for alleged espionage. Against Arno Franke.

Latin america festival in stuttgart-sud: the south is getting a new festival

In June 2019 the festival took place in the Roman fort. Photo: Eberhard Borner

In June, the Latin American weekend is to take place for the first time on Erwin-Schoettle-Platz. Local associations and restaurateurs set up their stands, there is music and dancing. The commercial organizer comes from Frankfurt.

Stuttgart – Food and folklore are also the ingredients of this festival, which is to take place on Schoettle-Platz from June 12th to 14th. In addition to restaurateurs and retailers, associations and initiatives that are committed to Latin American topics will also set up their stands here. The difference to most other small festivals of this kind is: Behind it is a professional provider, the O&M Event Gastro GmbH from Frankfurt. The two-man business has been touring Germany with its concept since 2017. The two entrepreneurs themselves have biographical connections to the more politically and culturally braced, because geographically clearly delimited region: Hernando Ospina comes from Colombia and Daniele Marino is married to a Peruvian.

The power of myth

Dealing There are many myths about dealing with AIDS in Africa. Some want to explain how the disease came about. In Mali, for example, people imagine that a perverted European forced a prostitute to have sexual intercourse with an infected dog, thereby spreading the disease. Often there is also the conviction that Americans and Europeans deliberately contaminated condoms with the HI virus in order to prevent the population explosion in Africa that is feared in the West.

Traudl Solleder, employee of the Tropical Medicine Department at the Medical Mission Clinic in Wurzburg, has often encountered this prejudice during her numerous stays in African countries. As well as the views that AIDS was an idea of ​​the West in order to sell condoms or to impersonate Africans and to talk them into family planning.

Unusual ideas

As Europeans, it is particularly difficult to deal with the ideas of many Africans when it comes to the transmission of diseases: "You don’t trust Western science, you believe in someone’s evil wish, in witchcraft and magic. People who are sick often go to them a traditional healer to analyze who might have wished him the misfortune ", observed Solleder. Especially when it comes to AIDS, it is easier for many people to deal with the disease in this way instead of worrying about the scientifically proven transmission routes. Because then you would have to talk about sex, and that’s a taboo subject in Africa.

The six day war

The situation in the Middle East changed dramatically when Syria signed a defense pact with Egypt in November 1966. Events come thick and fast: In April 1967 there are numerous aerial battles between Syrian and Israeli associations. On May 18, Egypt called on the UN to withdraw its troops from Sinai and the Gaza Strip. The soldiers have been stationed there as a buffer since the Suez War.

A few days later, Egypt again blocked shipping routes for Israel and concentrated its troops on the Sinai Peninsula. On May 30, Jordan’s King Hussein signed a military and assistance pact with Egypt. Iraq will follow in June. Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi soldiers are being mobilized and placed on the border with Israel.

Israel’s army is prepared. Before the Arab armies can attack, the Israeli air force takes off on the morning of June 5 for a pre-emptive strike and within three hours destroyed almost the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. On the same day, the Syrian and Jordanian air forces are destroyed.

Latin america and the us election: everything will be different?

The result of the US election will have a major impact – also for Latin America. Will Biden tear down the "wall" on Mexico again? How will the relationship with Cuba and Venezuela develop if Trump wins??

In Cuba, the US elections are being watched with particular tension. After the former Democratic US President Barack Obama heralded the end of the Ice Age between Cuba and the US, established diplomatic relations and eased the blockade, US sanctions were tightened again under Donald Trump.

Cuban economist Omar Everleny explains that relaxation would be possible again under Democrat Joe Biden as president. "The Cubans do not now expect that everything will change for them and that the blockade will end, not even the closure of Guantanamo," said Everleny. In his election campaign, however, Biden stated that he wanted to tie in with Obama’s policy on Cuba. "But of course the election campaign is one thing, the other is reality," said Everleny.

Law against discarded returns and coffee mugs

Every sixth online order goes down – and some of it ends up in the trash. Environment Minister Schulze wants to ban that. The cabinet approved a corresponding bill. But it leaves questions unanswered.

The government wants to oblige traders to keep goods usable and to share the costs of disposing of disposable cups or cigarettes. In the morning, the cabinet passed a corresponding draft law for the legal basis. It provides for a so-called duty of care for handling returns and unsold new goods.

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze wants to prevent high-quality goods from being destroyed, especially in online retail, for example to make room on the shelves – or because throwing them away is cheaper than offering items that have been returned. The extent of the destruction of the returns is not known in detail. That is why the SPD politician wants to oblige dealers to disclose whether they destroy goods and how many.