A doctor from Bochum has had to answer in court since Friday for allegedly incorrect certificates for exemption from the corona mask requirement. At the start of the trial at the Bochum district court, the 77-year-old denied the allegations. He accused the public prosecutor's office of "fantasizing". There were no incorrect certificates.
The public prosecutor's office has listed 21 cases from 2020 and 2021 in which the doctor is said to have issued certificates without examining the patients and in some cases without having seen them beforehand. He wanted to enable them to move around in public without a respirator.
According to the indictment, the doctor was guided by political - and thus non-medical - reasons, since he did not agree with the regulations for wearing respiratory masks. A verdict is expected in early November.