As at the beginning of last year, the liberal club boss is accused of not complying with the FFP2 mask requirement during a demonstration against the Corona measures, which is why an administrative fine is threatened. The parliamentary administration confirmed the application by the Vienna magistrate for Kickl’s extradition, which the daily newspaper “Österreich” had reported on.
Specifically, the request is about the rally on December 11 at Heldenplatz, in which Kickl took part. He faces a fine of up to 500 euros. The “request for consent to administrative prosecution” was assigned to the Immunity Committee. Kickl had previously been extradited by Parliament in mid-April 2021 for a similar case. At a recent demo in January there was also excitement about the FPÖ boss, who is said not to have worn a mask there either.
As of Tuesday morning, the liberal club had no knowledge of the magistrate’s request, which is why nothing could be said there about how to proceed. Instead, Kickl warned in a broadcast again before the introduction of compulsory vaccination and an impending “hunt for those who have recovered” if the validity of the vaccination certificates for this group – as in Germany – is reduced.