- Austrian prosecutors have requested that former chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s immunity be lifted.
- A business and corruption attorney confirmed a similar extradition request.
- Parliament has to decide on this at one of its next sessions.
Investigations against the former Austrian chancellor have been suspended until Parliament decides whether to lift the immunity of MP Sebastian Kurz. This was stated by a spokesperson for the judiciary. The conservative parliamentary group ÖVP, led by Kurz as party leader since Thursday, welcomed the move. This will soon make it possible to refute the allegations against Kurz.
There are two ongoing investigations against the former prime minister. The public prosecutor is investigating suspected perjury at the Ibiza Commission of Inquiry. In addition, Kurz and his administration are said to have purchased positive media reports and flowery polls with tax money. A total of ten people are being investigated on suspicion of bribery, corruption and breach of trust. Sebastian Kurz continues to deny the allegations.
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