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Entertainment "An execution of the same": prosecution sees Russian order murder as proven - and calls for life

00:18  08 december  2021
00:18  08 december  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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The verdict could become the examination for OLAF Scholz: The defendant in the Berlin Tiergartenmord Process should have acted on behalf of the Russian state.

Ein Polizeibeamter sichert nach dem Mord im August 2019 den Tatort im Kleinen Tiergarten. © Photo: Christoph Seder / dpa A police officer secures the crime scene in the small Tiergarten after the murder in August 2019.

The federal prosecutor has no doubt: the shooting of a Georgian Chechen descent in the summer of 2019 in a park in the middle of Berlin was a murder. It was a politically motivated deed, said Federal Lawyer Nikolaus Forschner on Tuesday before the Berlin Chamber Court and demanded a lifetime imprisonment. The 56-year-old defendant made a "state killing order" on German soil. "This questions the monopoly monopoly," explained researchers.

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should follow the court of this reasoning in the verdict, that could shake German-Russian relations shortly after taking office of a new federal government under Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD).

at the act on the 23rd Augst 2019 in the small Tiergarten, after conviction of the Federal Prosecutor's office, it was a retaliation - for the participation of the Georgian at the Second Chechen war and his "enmity to the Russian state". The 40-year-old had been classified by Russian authorities as Chechen terrorist.

The defendant has set itself "in the service of a mission", said researchers in his multi-hour plea, which he held together with his colleague Lars Malskies. They also requested to determine the special severity of the debt, which almost excludes an adhesion after 15 years.

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The highest German prosecution office had taken the case because of the suspected political background. After about 14 months of negotiation before a state protection senat under strict safety precautions, she sees itself confirmed. Almost 50 witnesses were interviewed, belonged to ten experts, made a number of legal assistance to clarify the background of the act.

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, however, was the question of the identity of the Defendants . The accused himself had to explain his lawyers at the beginning of the process, he is hot Vadim S., be 50 years old and civil engineer. Connections to the Russian State and the secret service FSB he denied.

traveled by bill identity to Berlin

But for the Federal Prosecutor's Office , there is no doubt : The dark-haired, powerful man is the 56-year-old Russian officer, to which further orderorders are assigned abroad. For the act he should have received a bill identity and the day before the deadly attack with alias names have come over Warsaw to Berlin.

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On the Tatag he then approached on a bicycle from behind to the bustling the victim in the park, the federal prosecutors explained. Up to close up, he made two shots with a silencer pistol on the man when he lay on the ground, he shot him in the back of his head. "That's right," researchers reminded in statements from witnesses. The 40-year-old, who lived as a asylum seeker in Germany since the end of 2016, died at the scene.

The alleged perpetrator was still taken on the same day and has since been studied. This Wednesday at 11 o'clock the process is continued with the plea of ​​the secondary plaintiff. Even before Christmas, a judgment would be possible.

Putin called victims a "bandit" and "murderer"

should follow the court in its judgment of the Federal Prosecutor's Office, a response of the Federal Government would probably be inevitable. "In the event that there are appropriate findings in this judgment, one has to expect that we will respond again," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) announced last year in a visit to Moscow.

first consequences had already drawn the Federal Government after the General Federal Lawyer had recorded the investigation two years ago and the Russian government made a lack of cooperation. Two employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin were therefore reported, which caused Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in Paris a veritable antibuture. He called the murdered Georgian, who should have fought in the Russian Part Republic of Chechnya on the part of the separatists, a "bandit" and "murderer". (dpa)

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