Someone inside the police in Saxony appears to have broken the law by leaking the arrest warrant for an Iraqi suspected of murder to Pegida. It is not the first recent incident that suggests people in the police are supporting the far-right.
The arrest warrant against an Iraqi man who is believed to have stabbed a 35-year-old German to death in Chemnitz at the weekend has been published on a far-right forum.
The confidential document, which lists the name of the victim, the perpetrator and his place of residence and the name of the judge first appeared on Whatsapp groups linked to the anti-Islam Pegida movement. A list of witnesses to the crime had been blacked out.
Leaking arrest warrants is a federal crime in Germany.
The Interior Ministry in Saxony said that “we do not know at this stage who photographed the document. We immediately informed the justice ministry that the pictures have been put on the internet.”
Saxony’s state leader Michael Kretschmer (CDU) vowed on Wednesday to investigate how the arrest warrant had been leaked.
“This is unacceptable. It is a crime and we will get to the bottom of it,” he said.