The trial is on

Trial date is here.

The court room is situated a few buildings deeper into the compound.

I’m handcuffed, guided by some officers serving the civil court system.

 

A lawyer was introduced to me earlier.

A man I’ve never seen, supposed to 'protect my rights’.

Ordered by the state: what a joke!

 

Empty court room.

Fills ever so slowly.

I want this over with.

 

2 jurors, a typist and the judge appear.

My former boss, the lawyer dude and some officers.

Without delay the case is read, I’m asked whether I understand it all.

 

“Massive threats against the state.”

“Tried to limit a state authority in its decision power.”

“Severe disobedience of state discipline.”

Original court document from my trial 25-June 1985 copied from my Stasi files.

Original court document from my trial 25-June 1985 copied from my Stasi files.


I’m not asked or involved.

25 minutes reading of protocols.

Jury withdraws for deliberations.


I am dead certain that the sentence is fixed for weeks already.