wikipediagerman thumb Wikipedia Blocked in Germany for Defaming a German Member of Parliament

Wikipedia is currently blocked in Germany by the county court of Lübeck, due to a defamatory (but potentially true) article on a German Member of Parliament Lutz Heilmann who belongs to the post-communist, Left Party. According to OhMyNews the article contained statements about Heilmann’s past which alleged him of being a member of the Stasi – former secret police of East Germany, setting up a business involving pornography and threatening his ex-boyfriend.

Heilman has retracted his position and has now said that the legal action was a mistake and would be rectified soon. However, as of now if you’ll go to Wikipedia.de you will be encountered with the image displayed above and translated below:

The county court of Luebeck (North Germany) has issued an order in the name of Lutz Heilmann, Member of Parliament (left party/post-communist) that the German Wikipedia (Wikimedia e.V.) must not allow linking its domain wikipedia.de to the Web site wikipedia.org, as long as the German language version of wikipedia.org makes certain statements.