Further reading of documents
On today’s first trial day after the summer break, the court read out several documents concerning various aspects of the trial.
Victims’ counsel Hardy Langer made a motion for evidence concerning an attack by Neonazis from Jena in 1998/1999 which accused Schultze had reported on his statement in court (see the report of 21 July 2016). Langer provided an article from a local newspaper discussing this crime.
Zschäpe defense attorneys Heer, Stahl and Sturm once again commented on the questions by victims’ counsel they had objected to (see the reports of 1 August and 2 August 2016), dropping some objections and maintaining others – again without given any detailed reasoning.
The court rejected another motion for evidence by victims’ counsel showing that the domestic secret service must have known about the existence of a group called “NSU” already in 2002 (publication of a thank you-note in the zine “White Wolf”, see report of 13 July 2016), thus adhering to its strategy of refusing all attempts to clear up the facts.