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Zum Lachen oder weinen: BBC: Starr faces 'porn' allegation
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- Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 10:13:17 +0200
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gibt es dazu in Deutschland schon weitere Informationen oder
Es wurde inzwischen klargestellt, dass es der Kongress selbst
ist, der für die Veröffentlichung des Video von Clinton verantwortlich
zeichnet. Starr ist nur das ausführende Organ. Der Anwalt
müsste also gegen die Verantwortlichen im Kongress ebenfalls
vorgehen. Irgendwie riecht das nach Sommerloch oder PR-Gag.
>Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 18:25:04 GMT0BST
>From: "Yaman Akdeniz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: BBC: Starr faces 'porn' allegation
>Believe it or not.
>Wednesday, September 23, 1998 Published at 19:21 GMT 20:21 UK
>BBC World: Europe
>Starr faces 'porn' allegation
> The report contains explicit sexual details
> A German journalist is looking at whether the special
> prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, could be prosecuted for
> publishing "pornographic" material in his account of
> President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
> Wenzel Pleil has hired a
> lawyer to push for criminal
> charges in Germany and the
> US against Mr Starr for what
> he argues was the
> distribution of pornography on
> the Internet and on television.
> The reporter on the
> Flensburger Tageblatt
> newspaper said:
> "Pornographic material was
> available in every nursery in
> Herr Pleil, father of a four-year-old girl, said he also
> felt it was "unacceptable to watch a person dragged
> through the dirt with the blessings of the state".
> According to Herr Pleil's attorney, Max Mulert, Kenneth
> Starr would face up to five years in prison under the
> German penal code if convicted of spreading "malicious
> gossip" degrading Bill Clinton and "obstructing his
> public and political work".
> Publishing pornographic writings and making them
> available to those under the age of 18 is punishable by a
> jail sentence of one year.
> Max Mulert said he was shocked to hear teenagers
> making schoolyard jokes about "the intimate details" of
> the sex scandal.
> "We have laws to protect minors from pornography," he
> said. "This was published worldwide."
> Germans have generally shown sympathy for the
> president and shock at the type of detail being reported.
> Some politicians have compared the investigation to the
> Spanish Inquisition, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl said the
> "catastrophic" coverage made him "throw up."
>Yaman Akdeniz <email@example.com>
>Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) at: http://www.cyber-rights.org
>Read the new CR&CL (UK) Report, Who Watches the Watchmen, Part:II
>Accountability & Effective Self-Regulation in the Information Age,
>August 1998 at http://www.cyber-rights.org/watchmen-ii.htm