27 October 2015

Investigations concerning „Meral Keskin“

The first witness today reported once more on the notes found in the NSU apartment which showed them having scouted out potential victims.

The court then heard a federal police detective who had conducted investigations concerning the claimed private accessory prosecutor “Meral Keskin”. His rather thorough investigation led to the conclusion that that woman probably does not exist. “Keskin”’s counsel, Ralph Willms, had claimed, in a statement publicized by his own counsel, that he had been deceived by another victim from Cologne. His counsel now stated that Willms was unable, “for health reasons”, to testify as witness.

Sebastian Scharmer, counsel for Gamze Kubaşık, clarified what is probably the case for all victims and their counsel: any misconduct by counsel Willms and potentially by other persons may not and will not have an influence on the fact that they will fully make use of their procedural rights in the trial and insist on their interests being considered.

The court then read out further decisions denying motions for the taking of evidence, inter alia concerning a witness of the murder of Enver Şimşek and concerning the murder of Halit Yozgat, the role of secret service officer Andreas Temme etc.