A German doctor from the town of Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for issuing nearly 4,000 mask exemptions. She will also have her license to practice medicine withdrawn for three years and pay a fine of 28,000 euros.
At the height of the covid tyranny, Dr. Monika Jiang wrote exemption certificates for patients across Germany, many of them children. The prosecution asserts that Dr. Jiang did not see these patients in person and is, therefore, guilty of issuing incorrect health certificates. Dr. Jiang maintains that masks cause harm and that she did not need to see a person to know that removing the mask would help with breathing difficulties.
Upon her conviction, the court noted that she was not faulted for providing certificates to her existing patients. She will be appealing the verdict.
Approximately 150 people gathered to support the Doctor outside the courthouse during her trial. Many felt that she was being politically persecuted. “No judge nor politician has a right to interfere with a doctor’s decision unless a doctor has caused patient damage,” said Sonya D. to public broadcaster SWR. “I assert that no criteria for a criminal offense has been met. The Federal Medical Code states that a doctor may, can, and should act according to their conscience and medical expertise. A doctor is permitted to issue exemptions without having personally met or examined the patient. According to the Federal Medical Code, the critical point is that the patient has given the doctor a credible account of the issue. In that case, a doctor is allowed to issue an exemption.
This destroys faith in the justice system, and I hope there will be an outcry across the nation at what is happening here.”
Not only has there been no criminal offense, but Dr. Jiang is a hero to many. She issued an exemption for Lisa S. “She did no harm. She’s a superhero to us,” said the teenage girl.
Many in the crowd see this trial as an ominous echo of German history. “It shows very clearly that when a person acts humanely and ethically, in Germany, you’ll be silenced. You will be targeted. She was protecting human rights. She was respecting her Hippocratic oath,” said Stephan, a man whose daughter had received an exemption from Dr. Jiang.
Patijana, another woman in the assembled crowd, went a step further. “It’s a pity Germany hasn’t learned from the past,” she told SWR.
Canadian Doctor faces prison
At the beginning of the pandemic, Dr. O’Connor issued mask and vaccine exemptions to her patients. When the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons became aware of this, they told her to stop. Then they withdrew her license to practice medicine, harassed neighbors and friends, and subsequently tried to seize her patient files in an office raid. Bravely, she had already moved the files to a secure location and refused to give them up despite a court order.
In a speech on Canada’s Parliament Hill, Dr. O’Connor had the following to say:
I say to the “College,” Dr. Nancy Whitmore, the 4 Investigators, the private eyes, the newspaper reporters, the lawyers, and the Judge.
I am not angry.
I feel great sorrow for you. You are in the lie and on the side of darkness.
I hope and pray to Our Good Lord that you will come to see the light….and help to protect Canadians; otherwise, you are complicit in their injuries.
I will not surrender my charts.
LEAVE MY PATIENTS ALONE.
WE WILL HOLD THE LINE.