A German family court judge was handed a two-year suspended sentence for attempting to overturn mask mandates at schools in Weimar in 2021.
The presiding judge of the Weimar District Court ruled in April 2021 that mask mandates were unconstitutional and were not only ineffective but dangerous to children’s mental and physical well-being.
“Such a danger is present here. For the children are not only endangered in their mental, physical and psychological well-being by the obligation to wear face masks during school hours, and to keep their distance from each other and from other persons, but they have already been harmed,” the judge had ruled.
“At the same time, there is violation of numerous rights of the children and their parents under the law, the constitution and international conventions.”
“The children are physically, psychologically and pedagogically damaged and their rights are violated without any benefit for the children themselves or third parties,” he added.
In that ruling, the court also noted that scientific evidence shows masking and social distancing did not reduce COVID infections or transmissibility and even harmed individuals.
“There is no evidence that face masks of various types can reduce the risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2 at all, or even appreciably. This statement applies to people of all ages, including children and adolescents, as well as asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic and symptomatic individuals,” the court ruled.
“On the contrary, there is the possibility that the even more frequent hand-face contact when wearing masks increases the risk of coming into contact with the pathogen oneself or bringing fellow humans into contact with it. For the normal population, there is no risk of infection in either the public or private sphere that could be reduced by wearing face masks (or other measures). There is no evidence that compliance with distance requirements can reduce the risk of infection. This applies to people of all ages, including children and adolescents.”
The Weimar court’s ruling was later overturned by higher courts during the Plandemic.
Now, two years later, the Thuringian Higher Regional Court ruled Wednesday that the Weimar judge was not authorized to make such a ruling and found him guilty of “perversion of justice.”