The court of the German federal state of Saxony has authorized the sale of miniature gallows souvenirs carrying the names of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, according to the newspaper Zeit Online.
Announcing its decision, the court indicated that these souvenirs cannot be perceived as "a public call to commit a criminal offense."
Additionally, the court pointed out that the production and sale of such souvenirs can be understood as a desire for the "political death" of Merkel and Gabriel, something that has nothing to do with actual violence.
Selling for just fifteen euros (about 17 dollars) each, these souvenirs are miniature versions of the life-sized gallows displayed at the Pegida anti-migrant demonstration in the eastern German city of Dresden on October 12, 2015.
At the time, the gallows had signs hanging from the hangman's nooses with the words "Reserved for Angela 'Mutti' Merkel" and "Reserved for Sigmar 'low-life' Gabriel."
Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident, grew in popularity in 2015, when Germany was bracing to receive up to a million asylum seekers.
Declaring Europe's doors open for migrants at the time, Merkel championed the cause of a humanitarian response to the migrant crisis which has caused unrest within Germany and beyond.
Many claimed that the sheer volume of migrants crossing the continent had disguised the rising threat of terrorism.