Sociologist Remains Free. Federal Prosecution postpones the decision to revoke temporary release

Coalition for the Immediate End to the §129a Proceedings
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Berlin, 30th August 2007

Yesterday afternoon the Third Criminal Division of the Federal Court of Justice declared that the decision over the appeal against Andrej H.'s temporary release from custody has been postponed until October. According to the judge there are outstanding legal questions as to whether the anti-terrorist legislation, the "§129a", can even be applied to this case at all. The lawyers acting on behalf of Florian L., Oliver R. and Axel H. believe that this discussion over the premises of the charges will also have an effect on their clients' situation.

"The Federal Prosecution is completely lost over its construction of a terrorist organisation", Volker Eick, a spokesperson for the Coalition for the Immediate End to the 129a Proceedings, said. "The accusation of terrorism against the three people arrested in Brandenburg is based upon two meetings with Andrej H. Whatever is decided, we demand the immediate release of Oliver, Florian and Axel", Eick added.

For Andrej H. the judge's decision means he will remain out of custody until the beginning of October. "We are of the opinion that this will continue to be the case because by October the claim that he may abscond will be have been clearly shown to be false", Eick stated.

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