Saturday, 29. November 2014
12. 05. 14. - 16:00
By Andreas Unterberger
The head of the prosecution service in Klagenfurt is dead a year-and-a-half after stepping down from the job. Yet not his death, but rather the comments afterwards by the Carinthian governor is worthy of note. He described the dead man as "loyal". And that certainly is reason for amazement, even from a governor who is noted for not thinking very much before speaking, as his remarks over the Hypo-banking affair clearly show.
Is it not the job and indeed the responsibility of the prosecutor also to bring a governor before the justice system if necessary? But that would imply absolutely the opposite of "loyal". Are politicians so certain that they are safe from prosecution that they can talk in public about the loyalty of the prosecutors?
And we have cases where the prosecutors suddenly find reason to charge an opposition politician shortly before the vote and also coincidentally at the same time as he announced the first time that he was to be the lead candidate of a party on the political right. And the charges refer to something that was already seven years in the past.
And then you also have, again coincidentally shortly before a vote, the probably illegal extradition of another opposition politician over a laughable row over an inheritance, rather like the way British prosecutors in Northern Ireland suddenly decided to pull up an opposition politician over a 40-year-old murder and to keep him in jail four days shortly before a vote.
And at the same time despite all the evidence to the contrary there is no charges against Werner Faymann, and until now not even any indication that anything is going to change.
Of course this is not coincidence. In Carinthia they call it loyalty.
- See more at: http://www.andreas-unterberger.at/2014/05/seit-wann-hat-ein-staatsanwalt-loyal-zu-seinij/#sthash.elFEH7f5.dpuf
Panda Dies Of Horrific Injuries After Savage Attack
A three-year-old wild Giant Panda left badly wounded in the Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve in China after an attack by yellow-throated martens has died of its wounds.
Food Jewellery Craze In Japan
The designers call it modern art, and claim it is designed for the woman who wants a guarantee she will stand out at the next dinner party.
Darth Vader Taken Out By Street Sign
Darth Vader and a pair of Imperial Stormtroopers felt the force of a blow from a road sign after not paying attention while hitting the campaign trail.
How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.
Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.
Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.
Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.
Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.
Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.
Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Chicken Farmer Jailed For Hacking Off Lovers Head And Fingers|
|How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake|
|Outrage Over Slapping Of Baby Panda|
|Stag Do Brit Had Taken Cocaine Admit Family|
|Orphanage Staff Say They Hit Kids So Hard It Tired Them Out|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.