Basel Nazi Free Demo
Complaints on waivers approved
The Basel-City Court of Appeal has arbitrarily ruled against the criminal court and its judges in response to requests for recusal. The Federal Supreme Court upheld the complaints of ten people who had taken part in a Basel Nazi-free demonstration and who were charged.
The riots after the Basel-Nazi-free rally in November 2018 also had consequences for the Basel judiciary. (archive image)
The requests for recusal are related to alleged collusion by the presidencies of the criminal court for the trials of individual participants in the November 2018 demonstration. Various media reported on this.
In a judgment published on Thursday, the Federal Supreme Court held that the appellate court did not provide those affected with all the documents relevant to the decision, thereby violating their right to be heard.
In addition, it was decided arbitrarily. It did not explain the facts sufficiently. The case will return to the Court of Appeals for a new hearing. (Judgements 1B_254/2022 and others of December 14, 2022)