Dhe matter has of course been agreed, that is clear to all those involved in the process on Tuesday. Right at the beginning of the trial, Abdul-Majed Remmo, the youngest of the accused, rejected the court’s proposal for a settlement, which would provide a reduction in the penalty in return for the return of part of the loot and comprehensive confessions. Four defendants agreed to the proposal. The first to speak that day is Rabieh Remmo, the eldest of the six accused. At the beginning of the trial, he was the only one who said he was involved in the preparations, but that he got out before the burglary. That was astonishing because it made it clear that the Remmo clan, to which all the accused belong, had something to do with the multi-million dollar theft from the Green Vault in Dresden.
On Tuesday, Rabieh Remmo begins with the words “High Court”. He reads out his declaration himself, in which everything is said to have been completely different. “My contribution to the crime was much larger,” he says. “I was not only in Dresden on the night of the crime, but also in the rooms of the Green Vault myself.” That sounds like a thunderbolt, because it had not been possible to clarify which two perpetrators were in the treasury and the 21 pieces of jewelry in value stole 114 million euros.