The Hamburg district court has sentenced a 62-year-old to a fine of 80 daily rates of 50 euros for showing the "Z" symbol in the rear window of his car. The court found the driver guilty on Tuesday of condoning criminal offenses, a court spokesman said.
The "Z" represents the symbol of Russian warfare. The letter stands for the slogan "Za Pobedu" (To victory). This was omnipresent to the general public due to the wide coverage in the media immediately before the time of the crime at the end of March. The verdict is not yet legally binding.