Court dates

CAUTION!
On court dates place cards for private individuals will be given out from 8.00am.
60 are available in all. Whilst during the first few weeks of the trial there were always enough cards, it is now the case that a large part of the seats are occupied by police cadets or plain-clothes police. There is still usually space for legal observers.
Since the end of April 2010 identification must be deposited for a place card!


How to get to Wiener Neustadt:

If you travel to Wiener Neustadt by car, take the first exit (that’s Wiener Neustadt West) and drive straight on until you get to the court (Landesgericht). Around the court is free parking.

The exact address is: Maria-Theresien-Ring 5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt

For those come come by train:
The best connection from Vienna is from “Wien Meidling” with an inter city express, which takes about 30 mins. For example with the 08:03 (arrival 08:28) or the 12:30 (arrival 12:55) for anyone coming after the afternoon break (usually between 12:00 and 13:00). It’s about 10 minutes walk to the court. First go straight along Bahngasse, turn right at the first main crossing (into Ferdinand-Porsche-Ring), then left into the park (at the playground), right again, and you come out at the roundabout on Maria-Theresia-Ring, opposite the court.

September, November, December

Dates for 2011 (without detailed programm):

2nd of March 2010, 9:30

Submission of the charges by the prosecutor, rebuttals by the defense
attorneys and accused.
Notice: The accused will not be allowed to use Laptops during the trial
because of the technical possibility of creating videos, photographs or
audio recordings inside the court room (which is forbidden by law). The
cafeteria has offered to sell vegan food on the individual
days of the trial.

4th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused DDr. Martin Balluch

5th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused DDr. Martin Balluch

8th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

10th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

11th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

15th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

17th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

18th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

22nd of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

24th of March, 9:00
Interrogation of the accused

7th of April, 9:00
Interrogation of members of the police task force

8th of April, 9:00
Interrogation of members of the police task force

12th of April, 9:00
Investigations in the UK, interrogation of a foreign police officer,
interrogation of witnesses on the topic of “militant animal
rights/welfare”, if needed: interrogation of witnesses who didn’t show up

14th of April, 9:00
Expert testimony by Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Schweiger, interrogation of
witnesses on the topic of “data archiving”

15th of April, 9:00
Expert testimony on data encryption

26th of April, 9:00
Campaign against “Peek & Cloppenburg”, Fürnkranz, interrogation of witnesses

27th of April, 9:00
Kleiderbauer and other companies owned by the Graf brothers,
interrogation of witnesses

4th of May, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses regarding Kleiderbauer

6th of May, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses regarding Kleiderbauer, fur-selling store
Gnädig, analysis of mobile phone locations

7th of May, 9:00
Witnesses regarding Kleiderbauer

11th of May, 9:00
Witnesses regarding Kleiderbauer/Hämmerle

12th of May, 9:00
if needed: additional interrogation of the accused, interrogation of
witnesses who didn’t show up and were summoned again

17th of May, 9:00
Interrogation of officers responsible for individual reports,
interrogation of Ingo Dauer (witness from Germany), interrogation of
witnesses regarding “Anti-fur campaign”

19th of May, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses regarding the topics “II/A” and “IV”

20th of May, 9:00
Expert testimony by Dr. Christa Nussbaumer, Dr. Stein, interrogation of
witnesses who didn’t show up

26th of May, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses regarding the topics “II/B” and “III”

27th of May, 9:00
Expert testimony on mink and pigs

1st of June, 9:00
Witnesses regarding fire at hunting lodge in Zurndorf, pheasantry in
Wildon, raised hides in Altenmarkt

2nd of June, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses who didn’t show up and were summoned again

14th of Junde, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses regarding the “SHAC Campaign” (charges ZV???
Dr. Plank)

16th of June, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses regarding the “SHAC Campaign”, “Egg Campaign”

17th of June, 9:00
Interrogation of witnesses who didn’t show up and were summoned again

July

19. July 2010, 9:00

21. July 2010, 9:00

22. July 2010, 9:00

26. July 2010, 9:00

28. July 2010, 9:00

29. July 2010, 9:00

September


1. September 2010
, 9:00am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:30 Wild animal expert on mink liberations
13:00 Witness from Eisenstadt Prison (regarding conversations recorded on prison visits during remand)
13:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer

2. September 2010, 9:00 Uhr 9:00am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:15 IT expert
9:15 Investigating officer on data restoration

3. September 2010, 9:00am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
Same witnesses as prvious day:
9:15 IT expert
9:15 Investigating officer on data restoration

6. September 2010, 9:00am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
Two witnesses regardig SHAC and anti-vivisection actions:
9:15 Novartis employee
13:00 Institute for Cancer Research employee

7. September 2010, 9:00 am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:15 someone from P&C about Anti-Pelz-Kampagne
11:00 A further witness from Novartis on the SHAC campaign

15. September 2010, 9:00am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:00 Investigator on cell phone analysis

16. September 2010, 9:00am (expected finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:00 Special Commission officer Herbert Landauf

22. September 2010, 9:00am (expected end 15:30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer
13:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer

23. September 2010, 9:00am (probable finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:00 Furrier about Anti-Pelz-Kampagne
13:30 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer
14:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer

24. September 2010, 9:00am (probable finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
9:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer
10:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer
13:00 Witness regarding Kleider Bauer

28. September 2010, 9:00am (probable finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor
Hearing of witnesses:
Four witnesses regarding anti-hunting campaigns
9:00 Witness from Austrian Hunting Association
10:30 Witness from Austrian Hunting Association
13:00 Witness regarding destroyed shooting platforms
13:30 Witness regarding destroyed shooting platforms

29. September 2010, 9:00am (probable finish 15.30pm)
Schwurgerichtssaal, 1st Floor

November

22. November 2010
Witnesses: District inspectors (including a member of the Special Commission) on their own observations at crime scenes, journalists (from APA and ORF) on the fire in Pummersdorf in 2000

24. November 2010
Witnesses: various police officers on their own observations at crime scenes

25. November 2010
Witnesses: various police officers on their own observations at crime scenes

29. November 2010
Witnesses: police officers on their own observations at crime scenes including the hunting chalet fire in, also the situation around the questioning of Werner Graf

December

1. December 2010
Police and officers from the Vienna Regional Department of Constitution Protection and Counter-Terrorism (LVT)

2. December 2010
Witnesses who have failed to attend and statements

6. December 2010
Expert testimony by veterinary: compilation of a new report on the health effects of releasing pigs from their styes

7. December 2010

Witnesses: officers from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism and an employee of the Austria Press Agency

13. December 2010

VE leader (officer responsible for the undercover investigator) and “Danielle Durant” the undercover investigator in the witness stand
(the latter under exclusion of the public)

15. December 2010

Witnesses: one employee of the special commission, an officer from the Vienna Regional Department of Constitution Protection and Counter-Terrorism (LVT) and a policeman

16. December 2010

probably open statements, reading of final reports and requests, presentation of confiscated documents

20. December 2010 CANCELLED!

January

24. January 2011
25. January 2011
26. January 2011

February


3. February 2011

4. February 2011
14. February 2011
17. February 2011
18. February 2011
21. February 2011
23. February 2011
24. February 2011
28. February 2011

March


3. March 2011

10. March 2011
11. March 2011
17. March 2011
18. March 2011
21. March 2011
23. March 2011
24. March 2011
28. March 2011
29. March 2011