This came in from the Hamburg police today (December 27th, 2013):
It's a summoning to police headquarters on January 9th, 2014, 10.00 am to tell my point of view on the insult I shall have committed on October 31st, 2013 (a Thursday) on the internet.
Strangely this is dated December 16th, 2013. Why took it those guys eleven days to get it out and here at my address?
Anyway, my only www-activities are at IUOMA, and therefore I have a vague idea but no proof who has reported me to the police because of insult according to German law. They don't say who reported me and what exactly the allegations are.
It don't have to go keeping this appointment at this early stage of the process but I shall. Out of curiosity who it was and what will come out of it. So much to this family friendly site. Thank you, dear "reporter"!
My unofficial translation of the letter's contents:
Dear Sir ...,
police is investigating against you at the moment because of the following crime
Insult according to § 185 StGB (German penal code)
Scene of crime/Date of crime: October 31st, 2013 via internet
Therefore please show up on January 9th, 2014 at 10.00 am
at State Office of Criminal Investigation,Room 4 E 092
for interrogation / official hearing and bring your ID or passport .
In case of incapability, please ring me up in time.
You reach us by public transport etc ...
According to § 163 a Code of Criminal Procedure, respectively § 55 Administrative Offences Act you are given the opportunity to comment on the allegations, to eliminate the existing causes for suspicion, to claim facts speaking in your favour, and to apply for single gatherings of evidence to your exculpation.
If you do not keep this appointment without stating reasons it will be assumed that you do not want to make use of your right to comment on the allegations.
But I advise you that before closure of the procedure you have not to be given the opportunity of statement again.
If necessary you can be summoned anew by the authority in charge (depending on the facts either the court or the department of public prosecution, respectively the administrative authority - monetary fine).