Truth v.2945


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Status: archived
Aspects: law, spatial
Team: Felix Egle Jasmin Zehe Tessa Darimont
Partners: Halle Gegen Rechts Initaitive 9. Oktober
Semester: H_2020-21


The trial of the assassin of the attack 09 October 2019 took place from July to December 2020 at the Naumburg Higher Regional Court in the premises of the Magdeburg Regional Court. Involving over forty joint plaintiffs and more than eighty witnesses and experts, one of the biggest trials against a right-wing terrorist in Germany’s history was held in 2020. After twenty-six days, the trial ended with a life sentence being handed down to the perpetrator.
The case was accompanied by the biggest collective of co-plaintiffs, 45 people, in German court history.
One explicit demand by the network of co-plaintiffs was not to show the perpetrator and not to mention his name in the media – to avoid heroisation and iconisation in right-wing media. Some news outlets followed this demand, others did not. Observers of the trial and co-plaintiffs described the function of the court also as being a platform to ask for context on anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynist violence instead of personal guilt.



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