German Green Party leader Cem Özdemir stripped of immunity over cannabis plant

Berlin's district attorney office is investigating German Greens leader Cem Özdemir after he appeared next to a cannabis plant in an Ice Bucket Challenge video
16 January 2015
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Like countless people around the world, German politician Cem Özdemir took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer.

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But now, according to German mass-circulation newspaper Bild am Sonntag, the Greens leader has had his immunity as a member of the German parliament repealed after authorities spotted a cannabis plant in the video uploaded to YouTube. When the video first appeared, Özdemir said that the plant had been "intentionally placed" as a political statement. (Özdemir und der Hanftopf)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015