1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages

Germany

Painter Immendorf Sentenced

Terminally ill artist Jörg Immendorf was pronounced guilty of cocaine possession and sentenced to a 10-month suspended sentence Wednesday. Although the minimum penalty for such a crime is one year in Germany, the prosecution agreed that the gravity of the case warranted a lower sentence. The internationally-renowned painter will thus be able to retain his professorship at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He would have been barred from the civil servant's job if he had received a sentence of a year or more. Immendorf suffers from the incurable ALS neurodegenerative disease.

DW recommends