PRESS CONFERENCE on 25 August 2016 in Berlin

Justice for victims killed during Communism

The Union of Victims of Communist Tyranny UOKG, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Saxon Memorial Foundation for the Remembrance of Victims of Political Tyranny invited to a press conference which was held on Thursday, 25 August 2016 at 13.00 at the Federal Representation of the Free State of Saxony, address Brüderstr. 11/12, 10178 Berlin, Germany.

The topic of the press conference was a criminal complaint which has been filed by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience with the German Federal Prosecutor General. It is directed against 67 persons of Czech and Slovak nationality covering the entire chain of command who are responsible for 5 cases of killings of German victims at the Iron Curtain which separated former Czechoslovakia from Western Europe.

Speakers at the press conference were: Dr. Wolfgang-Christian Fuchs, CEO of the UOKG and President of Inter-Asso, Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience from Prague, Konrad Menz, attorney-at-law from the law office Derra, Meyer & Partner from Berlin and the mother of Hartmut Tautz, an eighteen-year-old refugee who was assaulted by so-called independently attacking dogs of the Czechoslovak border guards and died on 9 August 1986, 30 years ago.

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