5 November 2013

On the Kubaşik murder case

The testimony of Mehmet Kubaşik’s widow and daughter, Elif and Gamze Kubaşik, showed once again that police officers investigating these crimes not only dealt with families of the victims in an insensitive and inappropriate manner, but also that they did not even consider the possibility of a racist motivation. The day after the murder of Mehmet Kubaşik, the family apartment was searched using police dogs, and his daughter Gamze, 20 years old at the time, was asked about possible contacts to the PKK and furthermore about alleged affairs her father had had as well as other insulting suspicions against the murder victim that did nothing to further the investigation.

Olaf Klemke, defense attorney for Ralf Wohlleben, did everything he could to further his dislikeable image by trying to shift responsibility for the family’s traumatization to their Turkish neighbors.

A witness from Dortmund reported that shortly before the murder, she had seen two men next to Kubaşiks shop, one of them on bike, one on foot. She had been afraid of the men, whom she had described to the police as “Junkies or Nazis”.

A pathologist reported on a blood splatter analysis according to which the killers had first fired two shots at Mehmet Kubaşik, one of which had hit him in the eye. He went to his knees and two further shots were fired, one of which hit him.

Parties are eagerly awaiting the testimony, on Wednesday and Thursday, of persons from the surroundings of the Eastern German Nazi Scene who are suspected of having been involved in the acquisition of the murder weapon, the Ceska pistol. Some of them may refuse to testify since investigations against them are ongoing.

Also of interest will be the testimony of a high-ranking police officer called Menzel, concerning the “connection between the events on 4 November 2011 in Eisenach (mobile home [the site where the dead bodies of Mundlos and Böhnhardt were found]) and Zwickau (Brand Frühlingsstraße).” He will inter alia be asked which secret services were present shortly after the bank robbery in Eisenach.