The alleged Imperial citizen Adrian U. has denied accusation of attempted murder of a policeman. He described accusation against him as unlawful in opening of trial in front of District Court Hall. "I held a gun in my hand, but I didn't shoot at any time," former Mister Germany had said before.
The background is a court-ordered eviction, in which it came to a shootout in August 2016 in small town of Reuden in Saxony-Anhalt. He was supposed to vacate his house because he had not served property.
After a first attempt at eviction had failed, bailiff was accompanied by around 200 policemen. When officers entered property, y came out of house with a revolver and shot directly at head of police officer. "He took his death at least cheaply in purchase," said chief prosecutor Uwe Damaschke. The official of special was taken to protective clothing at neck area. Only sight of policeman's helmet prevented him from being fatally hit.
The defendant is accused of attempted murder in concomitance with dangerous bodily injury, resistance to enforcement officers and violations of gun law. In a conviction, 42-year-old is threatened with a life sentence.Start of a series of violence by Imperial citizens
In court, self-proclaimed founder of mini State Ur rejected accusation of belonging to so-called Imperial citizen scene to start of process. He made it clear, however, that he rejected state authorities. Imperial citizens do not recognize Federal Republic, so many payments such as taxes or fines to state refuse. At least 4,500 should be in Germany.
U. said he saw himself in victim's role and made a resistance. He was a political prisoner in a hostage-holding. He used courtroom as a stage to make his abhorrence of state institutions clear. In a handwritten statement he himself read, he accused court and prosecution of "intentional and unlawful action", judges referred to as "spinners" and prisons as "concentration camps". The plot had been unlawfully expropriated, police accused him of a "cowardly assassination" against him.
A judgement is expected at earliest in November. The process takes place under harsh safety precautions, police officers with storm hoods guarded room and building. The defendant, who did not call his personalities and did not want to sit next to his two defenders, had to wear ankle shackles in courtroom. The court rejected a request for defence of a cessation of proceedings and detention of arrest warrant.
The act of a year ago is regarded as beginning of a series of acts of violence by imperial citizens in Germany. In meantime, protection of Constitution warns against an increasing danger of movement, also because many imperial citizens possess weapons.
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