The former Minister of the Interior Herbert Kickl (FPO) has been partially successful with his injunction and revocation against Peter Pilz's list NOW. In a press release on Sunday evening Mushroom recanted his claim that Kickl had broken laws in connection with the house search in the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the fight against terrorism (BVT).
Pilz wrote in August 2018 in a broadcast on the BVT scandal, "the legislature has a special responsibility to a minister who breaks laws". Kickl moved to the Commercial Court of Vienna and got this right now. "The defendant is guilty of refraining from spreading the verbal and / or implied statement that the plaintiff has violated laws," according to the APA ruling.
In another case, calling Kickl was unsuccessful. Pilz had further claimed that the former interior minister had an illegal house search carried out in house at the protection of the Constitution. It was already known that this was a matter for the public prosecutor and the courts, argued the Higher Regional Court of Vienna. Pilz therefore repeated this statement in his withdrawal from Sunday.
Also the statement by Pilz, "These are the Freedom – Yesterday on the Opposition Bank, today on the Government Bank, tomorrow probably again in the dock" is allowed for the Higher Regional Court. The first court should be agreed, "that the average reader or viewer does not derive the allegation that the plaintiff is urgently suspected of a criminal offense and will be charged immediately."