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How a racist crime in German police safekeeping is covered up by police and justice - Oury Jalloh Murdered

On the 7th of January, 2005 Oury Jalloh was chained in the Dessauer police cell No. 5 in hands and feet and burnt on a hardly inflammable mattress up to the unrecognizability. The cause of the fire and cause of death was not cleared up by the responsible investigating agencies till this day!

How a racist crime in German police safekeeping is covered up by police and justice

The land criminal office of Saxony – Anhalt, the criminal investigation department of Stendal and the public prosecutor's office of Dessau investigated from the outset in only one direction: They stated that Oury Jalloh had lighted the mattress itself. No fire expert was called to the scene and it was searched in the cell also not for fire accelerators. Only two court exhibit bags were given three days later in the lab. There a lighter rest suddenly appeared which from now on was maintained, this would have lain in the fire rubble under the body of Oury Jalloh. In spite of a huge number of disappeared evidences, contradictory witness's statements and a nose bone break which had been ascertained with the second autopsy Oury Jallohs the public prosecutor's office committed itself to the hypothesis of the "spontaneous combustion".

Although in the protracted court procedures before the district courts of Dessau (in 2007/2008) and Magdeburg (in 2011/2012) the clues and proofs had condensed in the direction of murder on and on and got entangled suspicious police officers in lies, public prosecutor's office and judge were not interested in the establishment of the truth. The responsible Dessauer upper public prosecutor Christian Preissner spoke of a „tragic misfortune“. The indictment concentrated upon the failure of the official group leader at that time Andreas Schubert. To this was accused that he had not done everything for a quick rescue of Oury Jalloh. Fire attempts to the reconstruction of the fire picture, as it had been found actual in cell 5, became strictly rejected from sides of the Saxons – anhaltinischen justice.

In the opinion of the judges such an argumentation nothing would deal with the reproaches against Schubert. This was spoken on the 13th of December, 2012 because of careless homicide of the Magdeburg district court because of careless homicide guilty and was condemned to a fine of 10,800 euros. Although fire and cause of death of Oury Jalloh continues remained unresolved, the Federal Court upheld the sentence on September 9, 2014. The police union in Saxony-Anhalt supports Andreas Schubert by would take over legal fees and costs in the amount of 430,000 euros. They Saxony Anhalt NPD called shortly after process end to fundraising for the convicted officers.

Because judges and public prosecutors had refused fire attempts with the question after fire outbreak and fire course, the initiative in memory of Oury Jalloh instructed itself a fire expert with the production of an independent fire certificate in Ireland. The results were introduced on the 12th of November, 2013 within the scope of a press conference in Berlin. The fire expert Maksim Smirnou could prove that it is absolutely impossible physically looked that Oury Jalloh could kindle such a strong fire itself.

On account of the serious proofs which speak quite obviously for the murder of Oury Jalloh by Dessauer police officer the initiative had put on the 11th of November, 2013 a charge because of murder against Unknown with the general Attorney of the Federal Supreme Court Harald Rank at that time.
Within the scope of this announcement it was informed to rank also about the fact that police and justice have prevented a clarification of the death circumstances of Oury Jalloh in Saxony – clue collectively. With reference to the judgment of the Magdbeburger district court, explained upper public prosecutor Krauß as a representative of the Federal Prosecutor's Office in a writing from the 11th of February, 2014 that one is not entitled“for juridical reasons to pull the procedure at himself. Therefore, the Karlsruhe Attorneys of the Federal Supreme Court also wanted to see no clues for the murder Oury Jallohs. Though there would have been inquiry omissions on the part of the Saxons – to anhaltinischen authorities, however, these would have occurred unintentional, according to the argumentation. Therefore, the charge of the initiative back to Saxony – Anhalty the hands of the Dessauer public prosecutors became escorted.

Upper public prosecutor Preissner had initiated in the meantime a preexamination procedure with regard to the discrepancies in the lighter rest. Within the scope of the check procedure before the Magdeburg district court had turned out in June, 2012 that neither tracks his clothes nor the mattress stick to the lighter rest which should have been supposedly in the fire rubble under the corpse of Oury Jalloh.

Preissner instructed Baden LKA – Wurttemberg with continuing investigations of the lighter rest and the regulation to located fibers. The certificate was provided 19th of August, 2014 and proved new noteworthiness: In the lighter is beside a huge amount not of determinable fibers also two animal hair (woolen hair 5 mm to 22.5 mm) as well as some unburned fiber leftovers which are to the burnt fibers snaked. Nevertheless, the Dessauer public prosecutor's office wanted to see furthermore no inquiry beginning. To date ignores pertinaciously the fact that this lighter could not have lain in the fire rubble of the cell 5 and consequently the inflammation of the mattress is excluded by Oury Jalloh. However, the proofs of the murder of Oury Jalloh condensed at other place further: On account of independent search works of the initiative even quite concrete tips to one of the action partner arose in spring, 2013. This information was transmitted to a journalist who had decided in April, 2013, after consultation with her lawyer, for safety reasons to switch on the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe.

She explained herself once more for not responsibly and transmitted the new clues to the Chief State Prosecutor of Saxony – Anhalt, Jürgen Konrad. Konrad informed on the 24th of October, 2013 the Dessauer public prosecutor's office again and entrusted with her all other inquiry steps. What followed then, however, is as typical more than questionably and is exposing: Not the possible culprit became an aim of the state lawyer inquiries, but the person who pointed at the culprit. Upper public prosecutor Preissner arranged on the 5th of December, 2013, even a house search with the tip giver and confiscated all data carriers. However, the possible suspect was questioned about no time. Alike it went out to a justice warder from Dessau which had turned in the end of 2013 to the lawyers of the family of Oury Jalloh. He had informed of this that in the Dessauer police everybody knew who belongs to the murderers of Oury Jalloh. After he had informed of his knowledge also the Dessauer authorities, he was suspended immediately from the service. To him disciplinary proceedings were suspended. Now he says nothing more.

The leading upper public prosecutor Folker Bittmann stressed on the 15th of October, 2015 compared with the ARD magazine Monitor, „Yes if there are no other clues for third-party responsibility, it lies of course near to suppose that the fire was laid by own hand.“. The Dessauer public prosecutor's office hides from the public that there are tips to possible culprits and had initiated, therefore, already on the 30th of October, 2013 separate death preliminary proceedings because of murder against Unknown in the case of Oury Jalloh. Even if the public prosecutor's office would further like to hide behind wrong protective assertions, the facts speak for themselves!

On the 27th of October, 2015 one of the initiative in memory of Oury Jalloh introduced commissioned international expert's team, consisting of two fire experts, a legal doctor and a toxicologist from Great Britain and Canada in a press conference in Berlin other certificates. The experts came to the result that the inquiry work is marked by police and public prosecutor's office in the case of Oury Jalloh of serious mistakes and a row of misinterpretations of present clues and proofs. The most important evidences have disappeared or were manipulated. The scene work was not documented according to the current standards. The Londoner fire expert Iain Peck explained:„ With reference to the information provided to me it is likely in my opinion that a third person has lighted the fire whether occurs through destruction and immediate inflammation of the mattress or under use of fire accelerators.“

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