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”.

META KEYS: Elon Musk, Elon Musk Twitter, Elon Musk Strafanzeige, Twitter accounts, Thierry Breton, Thierry Breton Twitter, Berlin public prosecutor’s office against Elon Musk, Twitter users, BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG, verified Twitter accounts

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

Press Contact:

Press Contact: P. Hansen
Unter den Linden 21
10117 Berlin

GlobeNewswire Distribution ID 8849854

Israeli settlers slash tires of heavy machinery, attack home with stones in Nablus area

NABLUS, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (WAFA) - Israeli settlers today slashed the tires of heavy machinery that was working on road rehabilitation in the village of Madama to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of the settlement file in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that settlers attacked workers who were working on rehabilitating a road to the south of Madama and slashed the tires of the heavy machinery they were using. Settlers also attacked another car with Molotov cocktails. In the meantime, a group of settlers attacked a house in the town of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, with stones. The attack was fended off by the town residents. Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. Settlement is a war crime according to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The presence of settlers in the Palestinian territories violates the basic principles of international humanitarian law, said Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. 'As they are responsible for settler violence, the Israeli authorities should put an end to double standards in dealing with events in the Palestinian territories and discourage settler violence by not protecting it,' it said.

Source: En - Palestine news & Information Agency - WAFA

Prime Minister discusses API revival, promotion of state recognition with LAS chief

CAIRO, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (WAFA) - Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today discussed the revival of the Arab Peace Initiative (API) and the promotion of the recognition of the Palestinian state with League of Arab States (LAS) chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Speaking during a meeting at the headquarters of the LAS General Secretariat in Cairo, Prime Minister Shtayyeh and LAS Secretary-General Aboul Gheit tackled the future trajectories of the Palestinian Question and the efforts to promote international and European recognition of the State of Palestine, revive API and coordinate Arab efforts to support Palestine at international forums. The meeting was attended by Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Riad Malki, Interior Minister General Ziad Hab al-Reeh, Transport Minister Assem Salem, Palestinian Ambassador to Cairo Diab Al Louh and Deputy Finance Minister Farid Ghannam. Pointing to formidable challenges to the Palestinian Question and the Arab nation in light of regional variables, Prime Minister Shtayyeh pointed to the need to keep the Arab nation and Palestine at the forefront of the international agenda within the framework of closely intertwined Arab-international interests. He briefed LAS chief Aboul Gheit on the latest political developments on the Palestinian arena, Israeli army and settler assaults, extrajudicial killings, Israeli incursions, land grab, colonial settlement expansion and the illegal deductions from the Palestinian tax revenues. He concluded the meeting by commending Aboul Gheit and LAS on their efforts in support of Palestine and the Palestinian people's legitimate right to establish an independent State, with Jerusalem as its capital, and the right of the refugees to return.

Source: En - Palestine news & Information Agency - WAFA

Bahraini-Indian economic ties discussed

Abdulla bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, held a meeting with Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, the Secretary for Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs at India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and his accompanying delegation, who are on an official visit to the kingdonm to attend the sixth session of consultations between Bahrain and India.

The minister affirmed the depth of ties between Bahrain and India, stressing the importance of developing the economic partnerships and achieving common goals. He also highlighted Bahrain’s suitable investment environment.

He highlighted the initial positive results of the official visit of the Bahraini economic delegation to India.

Dr. Sayeed hailed the great efforts made by the Government of Bahrain to develop the flow of investments and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

NIHR’s Detention, Facilities Visitation Committee holds 24th regular meeting

The Detention and Facilities Visitation Committee at the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) held its 24th regular meeting, under the chairmanship of Dr. Malallah Jaffar Al Hammadi and attended by committee member Hala Ramzy.

The meeting reviewed the previous resolutions and recommendations of the Committee, as well as the actions taken regarding them.

The paned discussed the outcomes of its recent visit to the Bahrain Multiple Sclerosis Patients Society to be informed avout the health conditions of MS patients, in accordance with international human rights standards.

The committee also touched upon its upcoming field visits in the next few months to ensure that everyone enjoy their rights, in accordance with national and international legislation.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Closure of slow lane on Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway

Ministry of Works announced as part of the resurfacing works on Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway on Wali AlAhd Flyover necessitate closure of the slow lane for the southbound traffic to Zallaq and two lanes will be provided for traffic movement.

The closure will be effective starting from Thursday at 11:00 pm to Sunday 005:00 am.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

HH Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla’s 2 Seas Motorsport team wins big in UK

In a new Bahraini achievement, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa's 2 Seas Motorsport team scored a double podium win in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship, at Donington Park in the United Kingdom.

Commenting, HH Shaikh Isa said, "It’s been a fantastic weekend, and I am really proud of the whole team who have turned up and delivered, on both sides of the garage."

"The yellow side showed strong pace, and were in the fight from the off, with James fighting throughout his whole stint, the stop was perfectly executed, and Jonny did what Jonny does to bring it home for the win. The silver side of the garage had a harder fight, but never gave up," he added.

"They kept plugging away, and ran their own race. Ian chipped away at every stage to move up the order, another faultless job by the pit crew gained important ground on the main competition, and Jules kept up the challenge to the flag," he also said

The duo of James Cottingham and Johnny Adam turned a front-line start into victory after beating the pressure in the final laps.

Ian Loughey and Jules Gonon also managed to change the course of their race, as they went from trying to dominate to competing fiercely to reach the podium.

Cottingham expressed his happiness with the results achieved this week and the second victory of the season. He thanked the team for providing the car that enabled the drivers to compete with strength and confidence this season.

He said that he maintained an advanced pace throughout the race and that the technical team members provided him with great support even during the pit stop, stressing that he was confident in his colleague Johnny, who continued at the same pace that led them to the podium.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Muharraq Governor receives Turkish Ambassador to Bahrain

Salman bin Isa bin Hindi Al-Mannai, Muharraq Governor, met Esen Çakil, Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The governor praised the distinguished Bahraini-Turkish ties.

The meeting reviewed ways to broaden bilateral coordination.

The Turkish Ambassador praised the positive outcomes of the ongoing friendship relations between the two countries, hailing the steady growth off bilateral; cooperation

Source: Bahrain News Agency