The Attorney General of Schleswig-Holstein has accused the controversial microbiologist and author Sucharit Bhakdi of incitement to hatred. In a statement on Thursday, she accuses him of having incited hatred against Jews living in Germany in an interview in April 2021 in connection with critical statements about Israel’s vaccination policy with generalizing statements and of having maliciously disparaged them as a religious group.
The prosecution also alleges that Bhakdi gave a speech at a campaign event in Kiel on September 24, 2021, in which he spoke of the approval of Covid-19 vaccines in connection with an “end goal”. He spoke of a second Holocaust, which is said to have played down the fate of Jews under Nazi rule.
The public prosecutor’s office in Kiel initially stopped the preliminary investigation against Bhakdi. The Attorney General’s Office later took it up again. The procedure is to be negotiated at the district court in Plön.
Bhakdi was Professor of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene in Mainz. Experts – such as his former institute at the University of Mainz – classified several of his theses on the Covid pandemic as misleading or wrong. His book “Corona False Alarm?” was one of the best-selling non-fiction books of 2020.