subordinate Incest case In Amstetten, Austria, the whole world was shocked in 2008: Josef Fritzl (now 87) kept his daughter captive in the basement for 24 years, raped her repeatedly and fathered her seven children. In 2009, Fritzl was sentenced to life imprisonment.
He is currently being held in an institution for mentally disturbed criminals. Krems County Court has now decided that he should be released on parole and the proceedings carried out normally. These reports «oe24». In Austria, people sentenced to life imprisonment can apply for parole after serving 15 years. In the case of Fritzl, this will be in 2023.
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The decision of the Krems County Court is not yet final, a spokesman for Ferdinand Schuster told APA news agency. The Public Prosecutor’s Office has already filed a complaint against him. The decision is now up to the Vienna Higher Regional Court.
Conditional release from the implementation of the measures is intended to be a probationary period of ten years. According to the court, they also oblige you to undergo psychological examinations. The decision is based on a supplementary psychological report.
At the end of September 2021, the court in Krems decided to transfer Fritzl to regular conditional detention. The decision at the time was based on the assessment of a psychiatric report that the man no longer posed any danger.
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The prosecutor’s office resisted the decision until then, at which point the Higher Regional Court overturned it and referred the case to Krems. At the time, it was argued that the reasoning was not comprehensive enough, and accordingly the Krems Regional Court was commissioned to prepare the supplementary report which is now evaluated.
Despite everything, Fritzl – who has since changed his name – is unlikely to ever be released. Last year, the Justice Department said he would remain in custody even if the decision became final. “Only the design of the prison will change,” a prison spokeswoman confirmed. If, contrary to expectations, the request for early release had been granted, Fritzl would have been imprisoned nine years less than his daughter. (no)
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