[pp.int.general] German sociologist detained

Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes ricardo.cristof at remmert-fontes.de
Sun Sep 2 09:28:26 CEST 2007


Yes, this issue is a shame for the german justice and it shows, to  
which end all of the anti-terror-laws may lead even when you are not  
a muslim.

Not mentioning the political dimension, one thing is clear: if  
justice and the respect of basic principles of legal systems (respect  
for human rights standards, presumption of innocence), our society  
silently erodes. This is what I say as a liberal democrat. I fear the  
erosion of justice and peace, I fear the erosion of our freedom.  
That's why I have become a pirate: to form a force neither leftwing,  
nor rightwing, simply democratic and freedom-loving.

There is a website (german, french, english), where you can get more  
information on the case of Andrej H. and sign a petition:


Am 02.09.2007 um 02:34 schrieb Amelia Andersdotter:

> I assume all German people have heard of the detained sociologist
> guilty of doing research on urban areas?
> Guardian writes here:
> http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/worldwide/story/ 
> 0,,2153121,00.html
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,,2152984,00.html
>> From the first article:
> "Dr B is alleged to have used, in his academic publications, "phrases
> and key words" also used by a militant group, among them "inequality"
> and "gentrification"."
> and
> "The police found it suspicious that meetings occurred with German
> activists in which the sociologists did not bring their mobile phones;
> the police deemed this a sign of "conspiratorial behaviour"."
> Also:
> "He's not actually accused of writing anything inflammatory, but seen
> rather to be intellectually capable of "authoring the sophisticated
> texts" a militant group might require; further, our scholar, "as
> employee in a research institute has access to libraries which he can
> use inconspicuously in order to do the research necessary to the
> drafting of texts" of militant groups, though he hasn't writtten any."
> This too, is obviously a question of national security. According to a
> Swedish newspaper this paragraph 129a in German law is equivalent to
> the Patriot Act or Danish anti-terror legislation, so that's also
> interesting.
> To keep it short: stay stupid and always bring your mobile. How to
> remember the second part while keeping up the facade of the first I do
> not know, but there will be a way.
> --Amelia
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