The Case of Oury Jalloh: Judicial scandal without end (engl.)

07:36 Min. UT Verfügbar bis 30.12.2099

A few weeks ago, MONITOR reported a dramatic change in the case of asylum seeker Oury Jalloh, who burned to death in a Dessau prison cell almost 13 years ago. Since then, investigators had claimed that Jalloh most probably lit the fire himself. Now, the long-time investigator from the public prosecutor's office in Dessau assumes that there is a suspicion of a homicide or even an initial suspicion of murder. However, since June, Halle's public prosecutor has been responsible for the case. For the time being, however, it has suspended the investigation, on the grounds that there are "conflicting" and "mutually excluding" explanations of the experts in the files. Further MONITOR research raises considerable doubts about this justification.