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Mr. Sabathil, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution thought you were a Chinese agent, and the Federal Prosecutor has now dropped the case.
Do you feel satisfaction?
I'm relieved, but the anger still prevails in me.
There is nothing I have delivered to China, and the investigations have not given me anything.
I feel like Josef K. in Kafka's trial.
Paradoxically, I know very little about my own case because classifying it as a secret has deprived me, as the accused, of the right to inspect certain files.
On what grounds did the Federal Public Prosecutor discontinue the proceedings?
The justification consists of a subordinate clause, which reads: "Not confirmed with the sufficient certainty required to be charged with acting as a secret service agent."
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An acquittal sounds different.
It is a termination of the proceedings according to Section 170, Paragraph 2 of the Criminal Code, there is no cleaner way out of proceedings.
I am disappointed that the German constitutional state neither gives me the reasons for the initial suspicion nor for the termination of the proceedings.
My lawyer asked to inspect the files on the day of delivery.
But we have been denied this again and again in the past few months.
My case is classified as a state secret, maybe I won't know the full truth for a few years, maybe never.
I can't help but get the impression that the sloppy work of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution is being covered up.
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