German Green Party leader Cem Özdemir stripped of immunity over cannabis plant

Berlin's district attorney office is investigating German Greens leader Cem Özdemir after he appeared next to a cannabis plant in an Ice Bucket Challenge video
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Like countless people around the world, German politician Cem Özdemir took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer. But now, according to German mass-circulation newspaper Bild am Sonntag, the Greens leader has had his immunity as a member of the German parliament repealed after authorities spotted a cannabis plant in the video uploaded to YouTube. When the video first appeared, Özdemir said that the plant had been "intentionally placed" as a political statement. (Özdemir und der Hanftopf)