Sebastian Munzenmaier

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Sebastian Munzenmaier (born July 2, 1989 in Darmstadt ) is a German politician ( AfD ). He was elected as a member of the 19th German Bundestag .


Education and political career

After graduating from high school in Annweiler am Trifels in 2009, Münzenmaier did civil service at the MSHD and began studying law in Mainz in 2010 , which he completed in 2016 with the specialty exam , but without taking the first state legal examination.

At first, Münzenmaier was a member of the Islamophobic party Die Freiheit , which was monitored by the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution , before he joined the AfD in 2013. He is chairman of the AfD district association in Mainz . In April 2017 he was elected the top candidate (first place on the state list) of the AfD Rhineland-Palatinate for the 2017 federal election. Until the termination of the employment contract on October 1, 2017, Münzenmaier was an employed AfD parliamentary group manager in the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament . There was no connection between the termination of the contract and the criminal proceedings against Munzenmaier, according to the group chairman Uwe Junge . Michael Bücke was named as his successor .

Due to an ongoing process against him for supporting an attack by soccer hooligans (see section on criminal proceedings ), the Bundestag's Münzenmaier soccer team was the only one of six AfD kickers to refuse membership.

On January 31, 2018 he was elected chairman of the tourism committee of the German Bundestag . The election had become necessary because several committee members had appealed against Munzenmaier. Normally the nominees are chosen as chairperson without being elected.

Munzenmaier was mentioned in the opinion on the protection of the constitution because he gave the right-wing extremist magazine First! gave an interview calling for collective deportations and a “farewell culture” for refugees.

Criminal proceedings

In July 2017, Munzenmaier and many other people were charged with dangerous bodily harm and attempted robbery at the Mainz District Court . In 2012, he is said to have been involved in an attack by members of the ultra and hooligan scenes of 1. FC Kaiserslautern on fans of 1. FSV Mainz 05 . The hooded hooligan group had ambushed buses of the Mainz fans, which were also women and children, and attacked them. In the scuffle, fans are said to have suffered lacerations and broken bones. According to the defense attorney von Munzenmaier, the defendant's apartment was searched immediately after the crime . The police found telescopic baton , balaclava and "trophy" photos of hooded hooligans with opposing fan paraphernalia. Three co-defendants of Munzenmaier pleaded guilty at the beginning of the main hearing, Munzenmaier denies the allegations. The district court sentenced him on October 18, 2017 to a prison sentence of six months on probation with a probation period of three years and a fine of 10,000 euros . Both Münzenmaier and the prosecutor appealed against the judgment calling a. In December 2017, the raised German Bundestag , the immunity on coins Maiers to allow the action to proceed. On December 17, 2018, he was sentenced to a fine totaling 16,200 euros (90 daily rates of 180 euros each) in the appeal proceedings before the Mainz Regional Court for aiding and abetting dangerous bodily harm .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Announcement by the regional returning officer of Rhineland-Palatinate on the approved state lists for the election to the nineteenth German Bundestag on September 24, 2017. (PDF) (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 13, 2017 ; accessed on August 13, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. portrait Sebastian Münzenmaier (AFD): Young "consensus candidate". In: Retrieved July 26, 2017 .
  3. Markus Lachmann: Rhineland-Palatinate AfD top candidate Munzenmaier gives up job in parliamentary group. In: Retrieved July 26, 2017 .
  4. FC Bundestag versus AfD: Right winger is not allowed to play . In: Spiegel Online . January 18, 2018 ( [accessed January 19, 2018]).
  5. Focus online: AfD heads three committees in the Bundestag. January 31, 2018, accessed January 31, 2018 .
  6. Brandner, Boehringer, Münzenmaier AfD MPs elected to chair three Bundestag committees , Der Tagesspiegel , January 31, 2018
  7. Marc Röhlig: Nine AfD members in the Bundestag grew up in the “Young Alternative”. How extreme are they?, May 2, 2019
  8. Dangerous bodily harm? Mainzer top candidate of the AfD accused. In: July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017 .
  9. Hooligan suspicion against Mainz AfD politician: Munzenmaier rejects suspended sentence. In: July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017 .
  10. ^ AfD politician Reusch elected to the secret service control body , WeltN24, February 1, 2018.
  11. ^ AfD politician convicted of hooligan attack. In: Frankfurter Rundschau. October 18, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017 .
  12. SWR: Münzenmaier takes action against "scandalous verdict". October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017 .
  13. Mainz: Münzenmaier: prosecution wants to appeal | Mainz | SWR News | (No longer available online.) October 26, 2017, archived from the original on October 26, 2017 ; accessed on October 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  14. Markus Wehner: Bundestag lifts the immunity of AfD member Munzenmaier. In: December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017 .
  15. AfD member convicted of involvement in hooligan attack , Die Rheinpfalz, December 17, 2018