The 9th hearing against Özgül Emre, Ihsan Cibelik and Serkan Küpeli took place at the Higher State Court in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The judge was to start by hearing Seiffner, the police officer in charge of the DHKC desk, as a witness.
However, as the lawyers wanted to do this at the hearing on August 30th, the anti-terror police left the courtroom.
But the trial did not end immediately.
First it was announced that 2 of the 3 trial days for the next week were canceled. There will only be a hearing on August 15th.
Then, for the “convenience of the prisoners”, the judges read excerpts from the prosecutor’s closing statement.
These were translated for the defendants by simultaneous translation.
But of course this is not the case.
In reality, the prisoners have still not received the case files, so they are unable to prepare their defense.
Only last week Serkan Küpeli’s laptop arrived at the prison.
It has been 2 months since the trial started and they have only just been able to access the case files.
Prisoners in the other two Cologne prisons still do not have laptops.
The laptop provided by the prosecutor’s office has only Acrobat Reader installed and no note-taking capabilities.
The lawyers explained the difficulty of this, emphasizing that prisoners need the ability to take notes not only by hand but also on the computer.
The prosecutor said this was “absolutely not possible”.
The lawyers then suggested that we should provide the laptops and the police should check them for objectionable content.
After the necessary inspections, they said, they should be given to the prisoners.
The judge asked the prosecutor if he could consider this suggestion.
Another striking point is that Germany opened an “investigation against unrecognized persons” for an armed action in Turkey.
This detail sufficiently reveals Germany’s collaboration with Turkish fascism.