Hells Angels wrap themselves in the law to fight against ban
Published: 30 Jan 11 13:42 CET
The Hells Angels biker gang says it will challenge any legal bid to ban it across in Germany – as far as the European Court of Justice.
There is no legal basis for such a ban, Frank Hanebuth, president of the Hells Angels in Hannover, told Focus magazine.
“We will defend ourselves with all legal tools and if necessary take it to the European Court of Justice,” he said.
Hanebuth, who masterminded the peace pact with the rival Bandido gang last May, said the criminalisation of the Hells Angels was unfair and that comparisons with the Mafia were completely excessive. “Do we shoot state prosecutors, judges or politicians?” he said.
“Do we blow up buildings? Do we deal weapons or tons of cocaine? No! We would never do that.”
But interior ministers ha
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