Fourth day of trial against singer Gil Ofarim and suddenly the judge trembles. There is a claim for bias against President Stadler.
Update November 15th, 1:38 pm: Bang at the judgment of Ofarim. Suddenly, Judge Stadler is up for debate. A letter from a lawyer about his activity in the judges’ association is seen as a request for bias. A decision on how will be taken next week outside the general meeting focus.de reported.
The problem: Stadler has been politically active since 2022 and gave a talk on the topic of extremism to the Judges’ Association. The title: “There are no enemies of the Constitution in the public service – how the constitutional State and democracy can arm themselves against extremists”.
Ofarim trial: surveillance video apparently not fake
Update November 15th, 1:04 pm: The court broadcasts surveillance video to witnesses at Ofarim’s trial. A technician confirms that the recordings are not fake. A few days after the incident, he removed the original data from the system on police instructions, the 51-year-old explains to the news agency dpa.
The expert now emphasizes before the regional court: “Manipulation is not conceivable”. Some hotel employees had access to the server room with the video recordings, but the recordings in question were secure.
Ofarim’s defense also criticized the fact that some witnesses had seen images from the hotel’s surveillance camera before the police investigation. However, the coach is unable to explain how and when this should have happened.
Singer in court: Surveillance video from Ofarim trial shown for the first time
Update November 15th, 7:15am: On the fourth day of the trial of singer Gil Ofarim, surveillance video from the hotel lobby will be shown for the first time, reported focus.de. This means that the recordings are visible to the public for the first time. At the end of the third day of the trial, the singer’s defense had requested more evidence. It is a pendrive with more data, which, according to the judge, will be viewed in the next few days of the trial. Additionally, other witnesses will be interviewed on Wednesday.
Original article from November 14, 2:21 pm: Leipzig – Did a hotel manager discriminate against Gil Ofarim because of his Star of David? This is what should clarify the trial against 41-year-old Ofarim, which began on Tuesday, November 7, at the regional court in Leipzig. A surprise appears to have occurred now on the third day of the trial. As focus.de reported that a new witness contacted the Public Prosecutor’s Office. This therefore puts pressure on the singer. Meanwhile, another witness reports details from the hotel lobby.
Ofarim trial: Surprise on the third day of trial – new witness comes forward and incriminates singer
As the portal progresses, the new witness contacted the Public Prosecutor’s Office by telephone. The trigger was the trial report. Thus, the Brandenburg witness remembered that he was directly behind Gil Ofarim in the hotel lobby during the incident in question. He did not notice any insults from the hotel employee focus.de he quoted. The Public Prosecutor’s Office explained that it is still necessary to verify whether the witness’s report is true.
Another witness is expected to speak on the third day of the trial of singer Gil Ofarim. How focus.de According to other reports, this was a regular guest at the hotel. The witness received the room card separately from the hotel employee and said he could not contribute anything further to the clarification.
According to this, the man probably noticed the discontent in the queue “through Mr. Ofarim”, but was not aware of it. Asked by the Public Prosecutor’s Office whether the witness had noticed the use of the phrase “pack your star”, relevant in the trial, he responded in the negative.
Ofarim trial: This is the background to the trial surrounding the alleged hotel lobby incident
The 41-year-old Munich-born man is in the dock on charges of, among other things, defamation and false suspicion. In early October 2021, the musician made serious accusations of anti-Semitism against the manager of a hotel in Leipzig in an Instagram video. Ofarim was instructed to take off the Star of David and only then would he be allowed to check in, the singer alleged.
However, after extensive investigations by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, charges were brought against Ofarim. The case against the hotel manager was dropped.