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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:36 AM

Germany AfD: Bid to lift German nationalist Petry's immunity

Source: BBC

Germany AfD: Bid to lift German nationalist Petry's immunity

19 June 2017 Europe

German prosecutors have asked for the lifting of right-wing politician Frauke Petry's parliamentary immunity.

The co-leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), a populist, anti-Islam party, is a member of the state parliament in Saxony.

It s thought that she could face charges of perjury over election funding in the state in 2014.

Ms Petry denies she and colleagues gave differing accounts of campaign finances to an official committee.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40332229

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