According to research, AfD politicians believe Stern and RTL Contact with former AfD member of the Bundestag Birgit Malsack-Winkemann, who was imprisoned for suspected coup plans. Three AfD members of the Bundestag had applied for and received permanent permits to visit the lawyer in Berlin's Lichtenberg correctional facility, the magazine and the broadcaster reported on Thursday. At the request of the German Press Agency, a spokesman for the AfD parliamentary group confirmed: “The group leadership is aware of contacts that were of a personal nature and have no connection with the work of the group.”
One of the parliamentarians named in the report, MP Jürgen Pohl, answered specific questions about the visit permit as well as the number and motivation of the visits with a counter question: “Wouldn't you (…) after more than a year in custody be happy if you would receive visits from third parties?”
In December 2022, after investigations into the Reichsbürger scene, the Federal Prosecutor's Office arrested 25 women and men around the entrepreneur Heinrich XIII. Prince Reuss was arrested on suspicion of terrorism, including Malsack-Winkemann. A few weeks ago, the Federal Prosecutor's Office brought charges against him, including for membership and support of a terrorist organization. The accused are said to have planned to overthrow the political system in Germany. They are said to have knowingly accepted deaths.
Henry XIII According to the Federal Prosecutor's Office, Prince Reuss was together with the former Bundeswehr officer Rüdiger v. P. “Ringleader”. According to the indictment, Malsack-Winkemann is said to have been a member of the association since August 2021. As a member of the Bundestag, she is said to have used her access rights to parliament to infiltrate several people from the group and scout out the buildings. Even after she left the Bundestag in autumn 2021, she is said to have continued to provide the group with information. After her time in the Bundestag, the lawyer tried to return to her position as a Berlin judge. In the group of suspected conspirators, she is said to have belonged to the “Council” – a kind of shadow government – and was responsible for the justice department, as the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced on the indictment before the Frankfurt am Main Higher Regional Court.