Was in process Austria Eagerly awaited: Green politician Sigrid Maurer – herself a victim of wild abuse on the Internet – should answer defamation in court because she gave obscene messages to her people via Twitter. The process has now ended.
like Orf Reports that a landlord has withdrawn his lawsuit against the politician “in full”. According to the broadcaster’s report, citing a judge, it means a formal acquittal for Maurer. However, the decision is not yet final. The landlord could appeal within three days. If he does not do so, he will have to bear legal expenses.
The operator of a beer pub had previously taken legal action against Maurer as he publicly accused him of sending lewd messages through May 2018. Facebook sent it. When he published the news, he had also revealed the store’s name and address.
The National Council member was sentenced to a fine of 3,000 euros in the first instance. In addition, he should have paid 4,000 euros to the plaintiff “due to injustice.” The Vienna Higher Regional Court ruled in 2019 However, was cashed and sent back to the Vienna regional court.
The restaurantwriter himself refused to send a message to Mason. Rather, one of his guests sent messages to the restaurant via a publicly accessible computer.
Maurer speaks of “precedent”
According to ORF, to prove this, the landlord referred to an alleged letter confession from a client and friend named Wilhelm. The man should have testified as a witness, but did not show up for a court hearing in January.
According to ORF, Maurer was “happy and relieved that this process is finally over”. This process was a “precedent” that triggered a public debate about hate on the Internet.