A politician of the far-left progressive Pirate Party of Germany Gerwald Claus-Brunner (44) was found dead on the 19th of September, one day after the party suffered a huge defeat at the Berlin state election, failing to reach the 5% threshold. (See http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4299504)
Details of suicide murderOn Monday, police discovered the bodies of Gerwald Claus-Brunner, 44, and a 29-year-old man inside the politician’s apartment in the south-west Berlin district of Steglitz.
The police report stated that Claus-Brunner – known for turning up to sessions of the Berlin city parliament wearing a bandana and dungarees – had taken his own life, while the other man been killed by “blunt force to the upper body”.
According to the public prosecutor, Claus-Brunner killed the younger man last Thursday – not at his own apartment, but at the victim’s flat in Wedding, in north-west Berlin.
Before his own death, Claus-Brunner allegedly posted a package to a party colleague containing personal items and a note in which he confessed to the murder. A spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office said the note meant the case was considered closed.
Local media claimed that the victim had previously worked for Claus-Brunner’s parliamentary office, but reported the politician to Berlin police for stalking in June this year. On 16 September, Claus-Brunner tweeted a picture of the younger man, along with the words: “My love, my life, for ever and ever, for you, my dear curly-head.”
CharacterClaus-Brunner, who attracted attention due to his height and clothes, belonged to Germany's first ever nationwide Pirate Party.
A secondary reason, besides the huge defeat, could be that his boyfriend of 16 years ended the relationship with him. His party also claims that he also had an "incurable disease". This, combined with the heavy loss of the election, could have driven him into suicide.
About the Pirate PartyThe Pirate Party was originally founded for the purpose of digital freedom (hence "pirate") and characterizes itself as social-liberal-progressive.
The party is a proponent of the Frankfurt school and proposed a bill to "Stop advancing the national Interests of Germany" („Antrag gegen nationale Egoismen“) in 2012, which called for Germany's historic responsibility to establish a one-world multicultural utopia for "all the 7 billion world citizens". This is probably a large reason for their huge drop in popularity recently.
Far-left German politician murders man, then commits suicide, after election defeat Watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-09-2016 00:31
- 23-09-2016 00:34
What do you expect from a pirate? Even Johnny Depp was evil.
- 23-09-2016 00:35
Lol I may have slightly cared about the victim until I found out he was a left wing extremist
- 23-09-2016 10:56
So, Liberals are responsible?
- 23-09-2016 10:58
Liberal of peace TM
- 23-09-2016 10:59
Look at that pic, that is absolutely disgusting.