Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

BERLIN, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG reports today that a criminal complaint has been filed with the Berlin public prosecutor’s office against Elon Musk, file number: 253 UJs 1012/23, alleging that Musk charged Twitter users on their credit cards but blocked them without giving any reason.


“Blocking user accounts is a daily occurrence at Twitter, but the fact that they then continuously charge money to users’ credit cards makes the matter explosive and is currently occupying the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office (Federal Republic of Germany). In any case, the question arises as to how much power a medium like Twitter can be granted at all and when the regulatory authorities should intervene to protect Twitter users.”

Incidentally, this is not the first time Elon Musk has been investigated, as there is also currently an investor lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The lawsuit is about Musk’s tweets in August 2018 with the premature announcement that he wanted to take the electric car company off the stock market and had secured the financing to do so. It later emerged that there were no firm commitments from investors.

“Elon Musk lied,” said a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

US Judge Edward Chen (Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California) had already found in the 2022 trial that Musk’s statements in the tweets had not been true.

“We will continue to monitor the case closely and report further developments as new information becomes available. It remains to be seen how the criminal charges against Elon Musk and Twitter will develop and what the consequences might be.

From a factual point of view, it should be noted that according to Article 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the presumption of innocence applies to defendants and accused persons, which must also apply in the case of the criminal charges against Elon Musk for “suspected fraud to the detriment of Twitter users”.

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Russia’s Aerospace Forces destroyed the last Ukrainian combat ship in the Odessa port in the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Wednesday. “On May 29, the Ukrainian Navy’s last combat ship Yury Olefirenko was destroyed as a result of a strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces’ precision weapons against the anchorage of naval ships in the Odessa port,” the spokesman said. The Ukrainian Navy operated about 25 combat ships, including five patrol and six artillery boats before Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs: Makkah Route Initiative Facilitates Pilgrims’ Travel Procedures

Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs, Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail, commended Makkah Road Initiative for its significant role in facilitating pilgrims’ travel procedures from Malaysia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since its launch in 2017.

He also thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for initiating this program.

During the Minister’s visit today to the designated hall for Makkah Road Initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he was accompanied by the Representative of the Ministry of Interior and Supervisor of the Initiative Hall, Colonel Abdullah Al-Aiban.

The Minister had the opportunity to meet with the initiative’s team and was provided with an update on the hall’s preparedness to facilitate the Hajj trip.

He also received a detailed briefing on the implementation procedures of the initiative from both Saudi and Malaysian perspectives.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Meets with Tunisian Minister of Health

The Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr, met today with the Tunisian Minister of Health, Ali Mrabet.

During the meeting, they reviewed the cooperation between the two countries in the health field and ways to support and enhance them. They also discussed issues of common concern.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Bafel Talabani Arrives In Najaf

The head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, arrived in Najaf, on a visit, the first of its kind to the province. He was received by Hashim Al Karaawi, First Deputy Governor.

Local sources stated: “Talabani will visit the shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) and the two religious authorities, Ishaq Al-Fayadh and Bashir Al-Najafi, and some political and societal figures in Najaf.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The Civil Aviation Authority Discusses With Romanian And Italian Diplomats Joint Cooperation In The Aviation Sector

The head of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, Imad Abdul-Razzaq Al-Asadi, discussed today, Wednesday, with the Romanian and Italian deputy ambassadors in Baghdad, separately, prospects for cooperation and joint coordination in the civil aviation sector.

The head of the authority stated in a statement that: the meeting dealt with strengthening mutual relations in the aviation sector and providing all necessary facilities for official missions and delegations at Baghdad International Airport, in addition to discussing the overall conditions related to air traffic, which would improve the work reality in accordance with the vision and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO.

Al-Asadi stressed that: “The authority is serious in its work and its communication with all countries in order to develop Iraqi energies and capabilities, in a way that enhances joint cooperation and serves efforts to develop the air transport sector in the country.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Iraq And Iran Discuss Securing The Appropriate Atmosphere For The Citizens Of The Two Countries During Visits And Religious Events

The Minister of Interior, Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, discussed with the Tehran Police Commander, securing the appropriate atmosphere for the citizens of the two countries during religious visits and events, especially the Arbaeen visit.

A statement by his media office stated that Al-Shammari met, on the sidelines of his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the chief of police in Tehran, in the presence of the Iraqi delegation accompanying him. A number of important issues were discussed, including securing the appropriate atmosphere for the citizens of both countries during religious visits and events, especially the Arbaeen visit and all its details, and organizing the movement of visitors.

According to the statement, during the meeting, they also discussed the exchange of wanted persons for the judiciary, and the fight against drugs and psychotropic substances.

According to the statement, the minister praised the Iranian side’s response to all matters that were raised during the meeting, including the exchange of wanted persons and the identification of infiltration and smuggling operations at the borders of the two countries, which the two sides stressed the importance of controlling in a large way.

The Minister of Interior appreciated the great expertise that the Iranian police forces possess, stressing that there is an agreement to exchange experiences between the police of the two neighboring countries.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

UAE rejects mischaracterisation of US-UAE conversations regarding maritime security

The UAE has rejected the mischaracterisation, in recent press reports, of US-UAE conversations regarding maritime security.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the UAE is committed to peaceful dialogue and diplomatic engagement as a means of advancing the shared goals of regional security and stability, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

“As a result of our ongoing evaluation of effective security cooperation with all partners, two months ago, the UAE withdrew its participation in the Combined Maritime Forces,” the statement said.

The ministry stressed that the UAE remains committed to responsibly ensuring the safety of navigation in its seas, in accordance with international law.

Source: Bahrain News Agency