After the public prosecutor’s office in Cottbus in Brandenburg has been investigating the vegan cook Attila Hildmann for more than six months, who has been reported many times for incitement to hatred, insults and other offenses in connection with the protests against corona measures, the police in Brandenburg took the initiative . She searched Hildmann’s villa in Wandlitz on Tuesday.
As a spokesman for the Brandenburg police of the SZ confirmed, eight officers from the State Criminal Police Office and two officers from the Brandenburg-East Police Department were on duty. Six laptops as well as some cell phones and storage media were confiscated. The search was carried out to avert danger, emphasized the police spokesman, and not at the initiative of the Cottbus public prosecutor’s office.
It was about preventing Attila Hildmann from future criminal agitation. To this end, the officers had a conversation with him. The search was made possible by a decision of the Bernau District Court under the Brandenburg Police Act. It’s an unusual way. The Cottbus public prosecutor’s office responsible for criminal investigations against Hildmann, however, has not applied for any measures there.
Hildmann has appeared as a prominent critic of the measures taken to contain the virus and as a promoter of conspiracy ideologies since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Some of his statements are classified as anti-Semitic and right-wing extremists. Hildmann uses the Telegram chat service in particular to spread that the German government is planning to commit mass murder in cooperation with Jewish institutions, and sometimes threatens individuals.
The public prosecutor’s office for IT crime, which has received dozens of criminal charges against Hildmann in the past few months, is located in Cottbus. A spokesman recently told the SZ that at least 30 individual allegations are being investigated. In July, for example, Hildmann spread the word about the Green politician Volker Beck that as “Reich Chancellor” he would advocate execution by “kicking the eggs” – without any criminal consequences for Hildmann.