A citizen of the Reich was sentenced to twelve years in prison in Austria. She wanted to have members of the government arrested and then to become head of state herself. She gathered ideas in Germany.
The leader of a group of state objectors in Austria has been sentenced to twelve years in prison. Monika U., the so-called “President” of the alleged “State Union of Austria”, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment at the beginning of 2019, but the sentence was partially overturned.
The Graz regional court found the 44-year-old guilty on Wednesday evening after another trial of attempted incitement to high treason and the establishment of a subversive association. A second defendant was sentenced to ten years, another eleven to twelve to 30 months, some of which were suspended. The verdict is not yet legally binding.
Woman wanted to arrest members of the government
The head of the “confederation” wanted to use self-written arrest warrants to get the armed forces to arrest members of the government. Then she wanted to form a government herself and become head of state. She had gained experience with the so-called Reich Citizens from Germany and implemented some of their ideas in Austria.
The January 2019 verdict was partly overturned because the questions to the jury were inconclusive on the two main points. The state of mind of the woman also played a role, since she had shown aggression while in custody and therefore had to go to court in the summer for resisting state power. An expert certified that she was sane during the 2015-2017 period.