Two climate activists from the group Last Generation have been sentenced to several months in prison without parole because of a road blockade. According to a spokeswoman, it is the first non-parole sentence that activists from the group have been sentenced to.
The men were sentenced to three and two months in prison by the Heilbronn District Court on Monday, a court spokesman said. They were charged with coercion.
The men stuck themselves on a street in Heilbronn on February 6. Several media reported about it. According to the court, three other activists were sentenced to different fines of 60 daily rates each. The stricter verdict against the two men was necessary to "affect the perpetrator's personality," said a court spokesman.
Probationary sentences would be issued if one assumed a positive criminal prognosis, i.e. that such crimes would not be repeated. However, the men had declared in court that they wanted to continue with the actions. The judgment is not final.
After the verdict, the group published a video on Twitter that is supposed to show one of the perpetrators, who according to his own statement glued himself to a street again despite the prison sentence imposed on him. "Hi, I'm Daniel, I'm 22 years old and I'm back on a street in Heilbronn today," he said. He cannot accept "that we remain inactive in the face of the climate catastrophe."