Deutsche Welle reports:
A Berlin regional court on Monday ordered the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and its board member Georg Pazderski to publicly retract false claims that the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) donated millions of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.
An AfD press release, authored by Pazderski and published in November 2016, stated that the BMU had “put several millions of taxpayers’ money into the Clinton election campaign.”
The court found that the AfD’s “serious accusations” were not only false but also risked “jeopardizing public confidence” in the federal ministry. As well as misspending taxpayer money, the populist party also made groundless claims that the BMU intervened in the US election.
The head of AfD is homocon Alice Weidel.