[update] Aachen: 23rd day of court

The session of May 31st began with the request of one of the defense attorneys to extend their plea, handing over the Pandora 1 dossier translated into German.
The prosecutor demanded to reopen the trial saying that it had new evidence. The prosecution claims to have searched the internet, apparently discovering that one of the comrades had been in prison for 15 years, in Portugal. They had already begun the procedure of inquiring with the Portuguese consulate but had not yet received a reply. The prosecutor also presented an article that was found in Indymedia Barcelona
where the comrade talks about his path of struggle during his years in prison.
Although the judge had said that no further evidence would be accepted, he
decided to accept these last elements as the requested by the prosecutor.
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[update] Aachen: 22nd day in court

The session of May 22nd begun by examining the topic of one of the accused’s journey
using the service Blablacar in France. The French driver wrote a letter to the court
saying that she would not come to testify, but that she recognized the
accused when she was shown a picture.
At this point the judge said that the case would rest, thus no more witnesses or evidence would be accepted.
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[update] Aachen: Die Sitzung des 22

Die Sitzung des 22. Mai begann mit der nochmaligen Behandlung des Themas
der Reise von einer der Angeklagten mit Blablacar durch Frankreich. Die
französische Zeugin hat einen Brief geschrieben, in dem sie mitteilt,
dass sie nicht als Zeugin erscheinen wird, sie jedoch die Angeklagten
auf einem Foto erkennen würde.
An diesem Punkt meinte der Richter, dass er keine weiteren Zeugen oder
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[update] short summary of session #21

The prosecution began the court session by exhibiting all the information she considers relevant concerning the travels that one of the accused supposedly has made by BlaBlacar between France and Barcelona. She stated that the LKA contacted BlaBlacar because of some received messages on a confiscated phone, from which travel bookings were made. BlaBlacar gave all the information about this phone number and the supposed bookings.

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