Trial in RAZ/RL/radikal complex starts !
In the years 2010 and 2011 attacks on the „Haus der Wirtschaft“, the Senate Department for Urban Development and the District Court Wedding took place, for which our comrade and friend is now charged.
The trial against Cem is expected to begin on June 8, 2021 at the Berlin District Court. Announced so far are 20 trial days into October. He is alleged to have been involved in carrying out these actions as a member of the Revolutionary Action Cells (RAZ) / Revolutionary Left (RL).
The attacked objects stand for a destructive capitalist economy, the privatization of housing, the perverse increase of rents, the displacement of long-established residents, as well as for an often racist and sexist class justice, which wants to maintain these worsening miserable conditions.
In the years 2009 to 2012, the organization to which he is said to have belonged also very clearly opposed other excesses of this sick system with various actions. Thus, from 2009 to 2011, the RAZ carried out various actions, such as sending cartridges to Interior Minister Friedrich and the „extremism researchers“ Eckard Jesse and Uwe Backes. In addition, the original defendants were accused of collaborating on issues of the underground magazine „radikal,“ which has been published since 1976 and has repeatedly been subjected to the most extensive repression in its history.
The fact that investigations are being conducted in this context has been known to us since May 22, 2013. On that day, a total of 21 house searches took place in Berlin, Magdeburg and Stuttgart. The then total of nine defendants were accused with the help of §129 (according to the StGB „formation of a criminal organization“) to have formed the Revolutionary Action Cells (RAZ) or the Revolutionary Left (RL). According to the search warrant, this is supposed to be a successor organization to the „militant group“.
In connection with these raids, it also became clear what extremely extensive surveillance efforts the repressive authorities had carried out in previous years. Over a long period of time, among other things, virtually all accessible communication of the suspects was spied out, their behavior was observed, filmed, and attempts were made to obtain DNA material undercover.
Our co-accused friend and comrade Alex took her own life in June 2014, also as a result of the massive psychological pressure triggered by this.
The indictment sent to Cem in September 2018 was then only directed against one person. The preliminary proceedings against the other defendants were dropped. A separation of the preliminary proceedings in 2016 already suggested that an indictment for Section 129 would not be tenable for the authorities, and so the charge is now arson pp. in three cases.
Even though it is no longer a matter of membership/foundation of a criminal organization, everything in the indictment is based on the investigations from this very trial. Despite the fact that the offense has now been formulated differently, it is still about the RAZ,RL and radikal complex.
This trial is about the attack on organized structures that criticize the prevailing conditions in word and deed. It is about the attack on left revolutionary forces, which fight with different means for a classless society.
Our comrade is now charged individually, representative of all this. Let’s not leave him alone!
On the first day of the trial, there will be a rally in front of the district court and we will then try to ensure the most comprehensive documentation of what is happening in the courtroom. If you want to observe the trial personally, please check our homepage in the days before it starts. We will try to document there as far as possible what restrictions you will have to expect because of Corona and the arbitrariness of the henchmen.
In order to support our friend and comrade together with us, we need active solidarity as well as many helping hands and heads.
Therefore: inform yourself about the process, take part in the events that will take place in the coming months, create publicity yourself and donate, if you have the possibility, to the solidarity account of the Red Aid for this trial (keyword: no129).
Please also contact us or the Red Help Berlin if you are contacted in one way or another by government agencies in this context.
Contact and info:
e-mail: soligruppe [ät] cryptolab [dot] net
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