9 April 2014

The Secret Service vs. The Truth

The first witness today was a police detective who had questioned a witness in the Halit Yozgat murder case. The witness had used the phone in the internet café at the time of the murder, had heard the shots but not identified them as such. He had seen one of the perpetrators, but only very vaguely. However, the description given by the witness – a young man, brawny, rather tall – fits Böhnhardt or Mundlos, and they are tied to the crime by a lot of other evidence including the murder weapon and the NSU videos.

The witness was unable to explain why the protocol of that questioning was not in the case file of the Yozgat murder, but was only sent to the court upon its request recently. He was also unable to explain why he had not shown the witness a picture of Andreas Temme, officer of the domestic secret service, in spite of the fact that he was known to have been present at the time of the murder.

In the afternoon, the court questioned Frank Fehling, a former colleague of Temme’s. In a phone call to Temme a few weeks after the murder, Fehling had praised Temme for giving their boss, Mr. Irrgang, a complete rundown of what he remembered rather than only reporting “restrictively” as he had with the police. This phone call was intercepted by the police and thus found its way into the case file against Temme – but not into the NSU case file, and this despite the obvious importance of the fact that Temme knows more about the murder than he had told the police.

Fehling reported that shortly after the arrest of Temme, higher-ups in the office had told him and the other members of the office in Kassel not to answer any questions of the police. At first, he vehemently denied having talked to Temme, stating that he had not wanted to talk to him and had actively tried to keep this from happening. He remained steadfast even when the protocol of the intercepted phone call was read to him. However, once he realized, based on the intense questioning by the presiding judge, that further denials would not be accepted, he stated that it was possible that that phone call had taken place. However, he still denied having talked about Temme’s report to Irrgang.

The same thing happened with regard to further intercepted phone calls between Fehling and Temme during which the two talked about the investigations and Fehling promised to keep Temme informed. Victim’s counsel Kienzle read the protocols to the witness, Fehling claimed not to remember, he had always kept out of the investigation.

Victims’ counsel cannot help but get the impression that secret service officer Fehling lies brazenly in order to hide how the secret service massively disturbed the investigations of the criminal police.