Both PEGIDA leader Lutz Bachmann and UK anti-sharia activist Tommy Robinson are having judgements appealed by the state, for harsher penalties. The German government is also demanding Bachmann spend seven months in jail for a Facebook post.
Meanwhile, in the UK Crown is appealing the acquittal of Tommy Robinson and today, froze his bank accounts.
Lutz Bachmann was fined just shy of €10,000.00 in a judgement just a few days ago.
But the state was not content with that fine, and announced that they will bring him back to court for a new trial and are asking for serious jail time.
Bachmann's crime is calling the illegal Muslim migrants streaming into Germany in massive numbers "rabble."
Here is the translation from a screen capture on the PEGIDA Watch Facebook page that is alleged to be the genesis of all these charges:
"Oh and you believe the press when they dissemble ("heucheln") compassion for the rabble? You should talk to people who work at the welfare agency and who see every day how the low-lives behave, the demands they make, and what happens when they don't receive it all! Instead of 2 security people, the welfare agency now employs 7! To protect the staff from the cattle! AND NO, THERE ARE NO REAL WAR REFUGEES! Whoever can afford the passage/transport to Europe, is DEMONSTRABLY not one of the truly endangered! Will you please wake up and stop spreading and believing the propaganda of the aligned media! Bugger me"
To see what Bachmann was referring to, please youtube the words "Flüchtlinge Sozialamt" (refugees welfare agency).
Comments to Public TV in Germany are being deleted on Facebook because a poster put the German word for refugees in quotation marks, suggesting that these are not genuine refugees.
Below, a note from the translator who provided all this information:
A very recent example just from last week of governmental sensitivities around the word refugees. It would be extremely funny if it wasn't so worrying.What happened was: a user commented under a report of the Tagesschau (public TV news) on Facebook. His comment got deleted.
User: "@tagesschau: may I know why my comment was deleted?"- Tagesschau: "You have violated our rules for commenting. By using quotation marks, and the phrase "so-called refugees", you are generalizing. And we delete suspicions, assumptions and theories that cannot be verified, and that are not supported by arguments or credible sources."- User: "I have NEVER used the expression "so-called refugees" :O Not in the comment that got deleted either! You are putting words in my mouth that I NEVER used :O :O These actions are far away from unbiased reporting."- Tagesschau: "You have put refugees in quotation marks. This equals so-called. That is why your comment got deleted."