Minister of Justice’s Response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Stephan Templ’s Case

As written about previously, Marco Schreuder of the Green Party raised our Open Letter to the Attorney General Werner Pleischl in an official Inquiry in Parliament. The Minister of Justice Wolfgang Brandstetter had two months to reply, which he did on the last possible day, 18 February 2015.

His response echoes that of the Attorney General to our original letter : they simply do not want to know. The Minister referred to the decisions that had been taken by the Supreme Court in upholding the original verdict, and that of the Attorney General in not re-opening the case and said that there was nothing further to be done.

Yet again, we are faced with Austrian officials’ total refusal to even entertain the possibility that an error was made in Stephan Templ’s case, even when shown, in detail, that there have been injustices done.

Stephan Templ is seven months away from being imprisoned for a crime that he could not have committed.

Answer from Justice Minister Wolfgang Brandstetter to the Green Party

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