16 June 2016

Witness “Görlitz” once again presents good reasons to abolish the domestic secret service.

Today the court once again heard witness “Reinhard Görlitz”, who in his earlier statements in court had already shown that the domestic secret service is simply trying at all costs to keep secret its role in the context of the NSU and that no method of refusing to answer questions is too brazen or too embarrassing (see the report of 1 July 2015, 29 July 2015 and 2 March 2016).

Today, the witness again claimed not to remember anything. Above all, he claimed not to know anything about a meeting between the secret service agencies of Brandenburg, Thuringia and Saxony discussing what to do about the information on Zschäpe, Mundlos and Böhnhardt given by Szczpanski. Just like his earlier statements, this claim not to remember is hardly believable: for one, this way highly significant information – had it been provided to the police, the NSU members could have been arrested and the Ceska murder series and other crimes been prevented. In addition, Görlitz was Szczepanski’s contact officer and thus would have had to be informed about anything that could plausibly present a threat to Szczepanski – including whether or not information given by him was passed on to the police.