Lothar König case resuming 10 Nov 2014

Pastor Lothar König case resuming in Dresden, Saxony, Germany 10 Nov 2014

German city of Jena, Thuringia's Local Luthran youth Pastor Lothar König in clerical robe on the altar Pastor Lothar König’s case is to be continued on 10 Nov 2014 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, after having been discontinued on 2 Jul 2013. The proceedings were interrupted in 2013 due to irregularities in the court proceedings. The defense attorney, Johannes Eisenberg found 170 pages of unsorted evidence in the court file, that had not been made available to him. Shortly there after, 160 hours of police video material had surfaced, whose existence the police in Saxony had neither disclosed to the defense, nor to the state attorney Ute Schmerle-Kreuzer. [Wikipedia: Lothar König] [German solidarity website: Solidarität mit Lothar König]

Lothar König, who is a local Lutheran youth pastor in the Thuringian town of Jena is accused of invoking violence against police during a 19 Feb 2011 protest against a neo-nazi march in the Saxon city of Dresden. [DPA article in FreiePresse] König has long been a thorn in the side of the German reactionary right, and their sympathizers, and called attention early on to the activities of the so-called National–Socialist Underground (NSU) members Uwe Böhnhardt and Uwe Mundlos whose nationalist/racist serial murders became the subject of a scandal over the allegedly bungled investigation into the crimes, the investigating bodies initially, wrongly blamed on the affected immigrant communities themselves. [See Wikipedia article in English on the NSU trials]

Prozess gegen Lothar König soll im November neu beginnen: Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH in FreiePresse on–line, 29 Jul 2014, [http://www.freiepresse.de/SACHSEN/Prozess-gegen-Lothar-Koenig-soll-im-November-neu-beginnen-artikel8921947.php] last viewed 30 Jul 2014