I will continue operating this science journalism site regardless if it generates no income or even costs money. Even the most aggressive lawyer’s threats and blackmail (here, here and here) are not likely to stop it.
Status 22.11.2017: there are currently THREE court trials running against my reporting in Germany, both by doctors involved into Macchiarini-related trachea transplants. All are financially ruinous, this is why I need your financial support, however small (ways to support, see below). The goal of these ruthless doctors is to silence my reporting about their deeds, and to cause a financial ruin to my family and a subsequent prison term for me. This is not an exaggeration.
- Heike and Throsten Walles, former partners of Macchiarini, issued a bizarre court injunction against me, for simple quoting from a book about their earlier trachea transplants. It ended with an “amicable agreement” in an appeal court in Bamberg, but the Würzburg court followed it up with a baseless threat to remind me that bankruptcy and prison awaits me if I continue Walles reporting (read here).
- Philipp Jungebluth, Macchiarini’s right-hand man, presented himself to a court in Berlin as an life-saving angel of innocence to trick the court into passing an injunction against me. While no appeal date with higher court is set against that, another injunction came from the same judge in Berlin, based on a false translation and misinformation Jungebluth served to court. Now Jungebluth declares to have had nothing at all to do with Macchiarini’s trachea transplants, which the judge found as credible as that Jungebluth used to save lives with those same transplants, for the previous injunction. Both cases will have to be dealt in an appeal court, or maybe above.
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