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20th Day of Trial Short Report:“It Could Have Also Been Our Synagogue”

On 17 November 2020, on the 20th day of the Halle trial, Benjamin Steinitz, Managing Director of the Association of Antisemitism Research and Information Centers (RIAS), testified as an expert on the effects of the Halle attack on Jewish life in Germany. In addition, the expert Professor Leygraf completed his psychiatric report, in which he […]

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Nationalists set fire to apartment: Riots during Independence Day march in Warsaw

Several tens of thousands of people took part in the nationalist Independence Day march in Warsaw on 11.11.2020. Participants repeatedly attacked police officers and threw pyrotechnics at apartment buildings with rainbow flags or symbols of the women’s strike movement. One apartment was set on fire to the cheers of some participants. One participant shouted, for […]

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18th Day of Trial Short Report: Psychiatric Assessment Supports Holding the Accused Responsible

On 3 November 2020, the 18th day of the Halle trial, three experts and a survivor from the synagogue testified. The joint-plaintiff, once again, criticized the police’s handling of the attack. The attacker of Halle was angered by a psychiatrist who stated that he had a personality disorder and found him guilty. Once again, the […]

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17th Day of Trial Short Report: Once Again, Criticism of Investigating Authorities

On the 17th day of the trial, several law enforcement officials testified about the attacker’s time in prison. BKA officials (Bundeskriminialamt, German State Police) were also heard on the finance inquiries, the pre-crime phase and the evaluation of the music played by the attacker during the crime. The joint plaintiff’s attorneys again clearly criticized the […]

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16th Day of Trial Short Report: Unanswered questions about potential accomplices

On the 16th day of the trial, ballistics and forensic experts, a survivor of the attack and police officers who had arrested the alleged attacker were heard as witnesses. On October 13, 2020, the 16th day of the trial against the alleged attacker of Halle took place at the Magdeburg Regional Court. Experts for ballistics […]

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15th Day of Trial Short Report: “I had one life before October 9th and another one after it”

On September 23, 2020, on the 15th day of the Halle trial, a total of six witnesses testified. The primary focus was on the time period during which the accused tried to get a new car while fleeing. Several of the witnesses criticized the work of the police and the intrusiveness of the journalists. A […]

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13th day of trial Short report: “White Supremacy” kills

On September 16, 2020, on the 13th day of the Halle trial, two joint plaintiffs testified, who were in the synagogue in Halle on October 9, 2019. In addition, four police officers were heard as witnesses, who were shot by the accused in front of the kebab restaurant and then returned the fire. At the […]

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10th Day of Trial Short Report: Connotations to the Shoa

On September 8, 2020, the 10th day of the trial against the alleged attacker of Halle: Four witnesses who were in the synagogue at the time of the attack testified. In their statements, the witnesses described the profound experience and its consequences. They’ve described how they feel in Germany today, what frightens them, and what […]

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8th Day of Trial Short Report: The Affected Speak

On 1 September 2020, the eighth day of the Halle trial, survivors of the assassination attempt testified for the first time. The joint-plaintiffs testified about their experiences of the attack and subsequent impacts it has had on their lives. In addition, an officer from the State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA), who was in charge […]

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7th Day of Trial Short Report: Lack of Competence in Online Investigations

On August 26, 2020, during the seventh day of the Halle trial, several investigators from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) who investigated the accused’s online activities were questioned. Obvious failures in these investigations became apparent thereby. The trial day began with the interrogation of the principal of the elementary school at which the mother […]