German nationalist lawmaker Frauke Petry indicted in perjury probe

German nationalist lawmaker Petry indicted in perjury probe:

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany’s eastern state of Saxony have formally indicted prominent nationalist leader Frauke Petry in connection with a perjury probe. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that Dresden prosecutors accuse Petry of lying under oath when she testified before Saxony’s regional assembly in November 2015 about loans to the right-wing Alternative for Germany party.

Lawmakers in Saxony lifted Petry’s immunity in August. The 42-year-old welcomed the decision at the time, saying it would give her a chance to defend herself in court. Petry, one of 94 AfD candidates elected to the national Parliament last month, has since quit the party.

She cited months of in-fighting among its leadership, saying AfD wasn’t in a position to push for the political change that she thought Germany needed.

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AfD Leader’s Car Torched In Suspected Arson Attack


AfD Leader’s Car Torched In Suspected Arson Attack:

The car belonging to Frauke Petry, leader of the anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was set alight last night in what is believed to be an arson attack.

Police in Leipzig have ruled out an technical defect as the cause, and suspect the car was deliberate burned by as yet unknown individuals. Berliner Morgenpost reports that no one has yet claimed responsibility.

Ms Petry took to Twitter after the incident, writing: “#Germany 2016. Yesterday there was an arson attack on my car. What has become of us…”

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