8th day in court
Witnesses are silent, Court look on
After only two hours, the examination of the crown witness Tarek Mousli
was interrupted. The court was convinced that they should invite the chief
Witness Protection Program of the BKA, Elmar Graf, to testify as a
This would be the only way to decide about an application of the defence
from the last court day, wether the Court should force Tarek Mousli to
testify about a telephone conversation with his former girl friend that
happened in November 1999.
Mousli today refused again to testify about this phone call, that
happened directly before he agreed to become a crown witness, and declared
that he had in fact signed an agreement that doesn't allow him to
report anything in relation to the Witness Protection Program.
BKA officer Graf was supposed to tell the Court about this agreement.
This in fact didn't happen, as the witness blocked further examination
with answers like: I'm allowed only, to report about general
considerations within the Witness Protection Program.
The court contributed to this farce, as it frequently supported the
opinion of the BKA officer. The court also refused, without giving reasons,
to force the witness to testify.
The Presiding Judge Hennig will consider a request to ask the BKA if
they would be willing to widen the permit of their officers to report more
The court case will continue on Friday June 22nd with the
examination of crown prosecutor Monka.