13.12.2016 Deutsche Welle

Charges dismissed against journalists in Heckler & Koch case

A state prosecutor has been given a “slap in the face” by a Munich judge in an infamous illegal arms deal case. She dismissed his charges against journalists who released the documents they had given him to investigate.

Press freedom has won a significant victory in an epic legal tussle over one of Germany’s most notorious illegal weapons sales. A Munich court last week dismissed charges against a film director and an activist who published documents relating to an illegal arms deal with Mexico. The anti-arms exports activist Jürgen Grässlin and the film-maker Daniel Harrich welcomed the decision, which their lawyer Holger Rothbauer described as a “slap in the face” for the Stuttgart … continue reading