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#NoG20 #FreePeike Day eight and nine of appeal procedure

Tuesday the 3rd of april, was the eighth day of Peike’s appeal procedure. The hearing began with announcements of the content of all now-planned trial days.The ninth day of Peike’s higher appeal took place on Thursday April 5. United We Stand were outside again with music and coffee, while inside the court room German as well as Dutch friends and comrades were present. People can also join a bis from Amsterdam to Hamburg to the last planned court date of G20-prisoner Peike!

Originally published by Free Peike.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

#NoG20 #FreePeike Day eight and nine of appeal procedure

Day 8

Tuesday the 3rd of april, was the eighth day of Peike’s appeal procedure. The hearing began with announcements of the content of all now-planned trial days. Both the judge and the prosecutor confirmed that their agenda is empty after hearing the new witness. This new witness, a colleague of Marx and Kosnik, is on vacation, so her hearing can only take place on the 19th of april. Therefore, thee session today was completely free to fill in by the defense.

The defense started with requesting new video footage as evidence. Until now, the case file only included video footage of different locations and moments during the evening of the Welcome to Hell-demo. This footage was part of the file to give a general ‘impression of the situation’, but was in Peike’s case completely irrelevant. The SoKo Schwarzer Block (1) now appears to have footage shot at the location and time of Peike’s arrest. This footage that has been requested to be brought forth as new evidence in the trial.

Furthermore, the defense reacted extensively to the judge’s argumentation from the previous session. The larger part of the ‘evidence’ that has been used up until now, as well as the complete argumentation for declining the motion to let Peike await his trial in freedom, were all extensively discussed and refuted by the defense.

After hearing the defense, both the judge as well as the prosecutor claimed needing time for their reaction to these two additions. Though it was planned to last from 9:00 until 17:00, the session ended after half an hour. Coming thursday the trial will continue. In this session at least the judge will give a reaction to the request of evidence by the defense.

Just like today, United We Stand will be in front of the courthouse, in solidarity with Peike, to be there with coffee and breakfast for everyone who comes to support Peike. Come as well!

(1) The SoKo Schwarzer Block is a specific task force within the police that was erected to do research into all the evidence concerning the “Black Block” during the G20-summit.

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Day 9

The ninth day of Peike’s higher appeal took place on Thursday April 5. United We Stand were outside again with music and coffee, while inside the court room German as well as Dutch friends and comrades were present.

The session begun with the prosecution’s response to the new proof brought to court by the defense during the last session. In his plea, he argued that it is not at all necessary to look at the video material, for agent Kosnik (one of the two witnesses heard until now) has already stated he had seen Peike throw the bottles. According to the prosecution, there is thus no doubt whatsoever whether Peike is guilty of the facts he is accused of.

Subsequently the judge declared that, according to a cop from the Soko Schwarzer Block (1), the fact itself cannot be seen in the video. Although this statement indicates that she does not care too much about the new proof, an actual decision concerning whether or not to use the new material was not made. Since the defense will first have the occasion to react to the prosecution’s statement, the judge will only decide afterwards whether to use it or not. This will probably happen on April 19. During this session the new witness will also be heard.
Finally the judge stated that the defense’s plea from the last session will be disregarded. For her, as for the prosecution, there is no doubt that Peike is guilty. After this the session ended.

At this point, there are three more sessions planned, during which all support from those present continues to be extremely appreciated. There will be a bus from Amsterdam driving to Hamburg on the day of the last session; this will hopefully bring as many people as possible to the court, so we can show Peike he is not alone.

(1) The Soko Schwarzer Block is a cop unit founded specifically to investigate proof related to the “black bloc” during the G20.

Join the bus to the last planned court date of G20-prisoner Peike!

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Everyone who registers for the bus will get an email the 19th of April (one week in advance) with the conformation whether the bus will drive and the exact location and time of departure. Everyone will be asked for a €20 donation to help cover the expenses. However, being there is far more important than money so please register regardless of whether you are able to donate!

Feel free to email (to freepeike@riseup.net) for more information, invite all your friends and come join us in solidarity!

PDF File: Click here for printable version of the flyer to spread around.


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