Reykjavik, 13 December 2007
Vorsitzenden Richter am 3. Strafsenat des OLG Hamburg
Fax: +49 – 40 – 428 433 555
I read in the Financial Times of 20 February 2003 your statement made at the Motassadeq trial held in Hamburg in 2003, that the defendant “knew the scale of what was being planned [regarding the events of 9/11] and, worse, he wanted it to happen.” According to the Times you also said, “He was involved in the planning [of the attacks] from the beginning, and had the role of covering the backs of those directly involved while they were away from Hamburg.”
I feel compelled to inform you, Judge Mentz, that the crime of 9/11 was not committed by any of the friends or acquaintances of Motassadeq. None of them boarded the aircraft which allegedly were used in the attacks of 9/11. There is not a shred of evidence that they boarded these aircraft and committed the crime.
In the trial of Motassadeq the prosecution did not present any evidence proving that Motassadeq’s friends actually planned to commit mass murder and that they boarded aircraft that they later hijacked and flew into buildings. No such evidence was presented to the court. The defense failed to challenge the lack of such evidence. And you, as a judge, did not bother to demand that such evidence be presented in order to make the case that Motassadeq actually helped commit a crime. No connection was established by the court between Motassadeq and any act of murder.
The Motassadeq trial will remain a taint on your career and on German justice. I therefore urge you to resign from your position. This is the only dignified manner to repair the wrong you have committed as a judge.
I expect you to respond to this letter.