Die AfD Abgeordneten Roland Gläser (l-r), Georg Pazderski, und Frank Christian Hansel halten am 27.10.2016 bei der ersten Sitzung des Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus der 18. Wahlperiode in Berlin die Hand bei der Abstimmung um die Präsidiumsmitglieder des Abgeordnetenhauses hoch. Die Abgeordneten des Berliner Landesparlaments waren nach der Wahl im September erstmals zusammengetreten. Foto: Michael Kappeler/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++ | Verwendung weltweit

Even after Kristin Brinker took over the parliamentary group and state presidency, the internal mudslinging in the Berlin AfD continues.

The most recent evidence: Apparently unjustified allegations against Frank-Christian Hansel, health policy spokesman for the parliamentary group and member of the state executive board.

In an anonymous letter available to the Tagesspiegel, Hansel is accused of “deliberately” endangering the health of visitors to the summer festival of the new right-wing weekly newspaper “Junge Freiheit”.

Hansel gave “his personal interest in participating in an illustrious summer festival priority over the health protection of the visitors,” it said. “Legal or political consequences” are required. The authors of the letter accuse Hansel of having attended the event last Saturday, although he had tested positive for the corona virus on Tuesday before and allegedly could not show a negative test. Hansel rejected this. “It’s all nonsense,” he said, pointing out that a free test on the fifth day of the isolation period corresponds to the currently applicable regulations.

The Tagesspiegel has a negative self-test and the negative test result from a test center – both from the day of the event.

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The presence of Hansel at the summer party, in which the former SPD finance senator Thilo Sarrazin also took part, was therefore permitted. This in turn did not prevent his party friends from making allegations against Hansel, who was already badly injured.

Last Friday, after ten years of membership, he decided not to run again for the board of AfD-Tempelhof-Schoeneberg.

“He wouldn’t have had a chance,” it is said in board circles.

The new chairman is Antonin Brousek, a declared opponent of Hansel.

Hansel had previously failed with his candidacy for the federal executive committee at the AfD federal party conference. He assumes that he was infected with Corona there.