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Lina E., who was sentenced to five years and three months in prison as a left-wing violent offender, is released for the time being after two and a half years in pre-trial detention. The arrest warrant against them will be suspended against conditions, said Hans Schlüter-Staats, presiding judge of the State Protection Chamber at the Higher Regional Court of Dresden, on Wednesday evening at the end of the verdict.
Dresden - She will only have to serve the remaining sentence if the verdict becomes final.
She now has to report to the police twice a week, is only allowed to change the place of residence noted in the file with the consent of the court and must also surrender her identity card after her passport.
The Higher Regional Court had convicted the alleged left-wing extremist Lina E. for several attacks on right-wing extremists. It allowed revision.
The decision to issue an arrest warrant caused a pleasant surprise, especially among the mother of the 28-year-old, which culminated in frenetic applause and cheers from the supporters around her. "Five years three months is violent and serious for someone of her age and otherwise," Schlüter-Staats said in her introduction to the student from Kassel (Hesse). The "biggest burden of the proceedings is the status they have acquired here," he personally remarked. Dpa