13 April 2012

Juvenile accused are out on bail!

After two years in custody, the three under-age defendants have today been finally released on bail – a step that was long overdue. While most German juvenile accused are usually released after a few months, these three have been detained since Easter, 2010.  Until now, the court had rejected all applications for a release on bail, despite the fact that a youth facility has been available for some time and despite a very positive report from the prison management.

The three are now in a youth facility where they have enjoyed their first day of freedom. We are asking the media to respect their wish for privacy.

The trial will continue on Monday, 16 April. The next trial date after that is Wednesday, 18 April (additional date).