[update] Aachen: second day of trial – Germany


Today 2/2/  the second session of the trial against the comrades accused of robbing the Pax-Bank branch in Aachen (Germany) in 2014 took place.
The prosecution called 3 witnesses: two cleaners and a passerby, who supposedly saw people behaving suspiciously and alerted the police.
In general the version of the facts detailed by the two workers concerning the first moment was quite different and sometimes contradictory. They remembered a different number of individuals participating in the robbery: the first one indicated that there was a woman in a red wig (although she did not recognize the wig from the photos that the judge showed her) and that 3 or 4 individuals present, while the second witness stated having seen a group of 6 people in total, and could not recall whether there were 1 or 2 women.  The first witness testified that the woman simply showed her a gun without ever pointing it directly, while the second one said that a gun was pointed to her head, however she was hesitant when questioned by the judge, who asked her whether she had been threatened to be killed had she screamed.

The third witness declared seeing a group of 5 or 6 people, including two women, one with long black hair and one with blond hair. Also she said that, according to her, one of the 6 people had Asian features and they all looked like students.
The prosecutor and the judge asked all the witnesses whether they recognized among the individuals present any of the participants in the robbery, to which they all responded negatively.
Among the public was an undercover policeman who is part of the investigation, he took notes and observed everyone inside and outside the court room. When the lawyer questioned him, he was forced to acknowledge that he is a LKA (Landeskriminalamt) policeman. The prosecutor has justified this by saying that the investigation is still open.
It was confirmed that the next session will take place on Monday, February 13 at 9:00.
found and translated from: https://solidaritatrebel.noblogs.org/

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