Since the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the “Z” symbol has been used as a sign of support for Russian propaganda. In this country, however, the display can be expensive.
Hamburg – The district court in Hamburg has sentenced a 62-year-old to a fine of 80 daily rates of 50 euros each for showing the “Z” symbol in the rear window of his car. The court found the driver guilty on Tuesday of condoning criminal offenses, a court spokesman said.
The defendant did not deny having attached a white A4 sheet of paper with a blue Z to his car. “In the opinion of the court, this includes an approval of the Ukraine war, which is a war of aggression within the meaning of the International Criminal Code, in addition to showing solidarity with Russia,” said the spokesman.
The “Z” represents the symbol of Russian warfare. The letter stands for the slogan “Za Pobedu” (To victory). This was omnipresent to the general public due to the wide coverage in the media immediately before the time of the crime at the end of March. The verdict is not yet legally binding. dpa