Austria: DNA-Tests prove innocence of Animal ActivistsNo matches between DNA samples taken from animal protectionist prisoners and those found at crime scenes
27th October 2008
Following the arrests of the 10 animal protection campaigners in May of this year, police took DNA samples from each of them against their will, using violence in many cases – thus making it unlawful. The resulting samples were compared with DNA samples found at the scenes of apparently animal protection motivated crimes.
Neither prosecution nor police made the results of these tests public, but now, after receiving access to further prosecution files, the defence are able to reveal the findings: No matches!.........