386. [DS9] Duet
A transport stops by DS9 and offloads a passenger who requires medical attention for Kalla-Nohra syndrome, an ailment that could only have been gotten at the Gallitep labor camp (basically Space Auschwitz) during the occupation. Kira rushes to the infirmary to meet a survivor of Gallitep… only to find that the man is a Cardassian. She immediately calls security and has them apprehend the man she is convinced is a war criminal.
The man says he’s Aamon Marritza, a retired military filing clerk who has no idea what Kira is on about. He’s never been to Bajor, so he claims, and he says his condition is not Kalla-Nohra, but Pottrik syndrome, a disease so similar it takes the same medication. Sisko is about ready to let him go because they have no reason to detain him, despite pressure from the Bajoran government and Kira’s zealous desire to prosecute who she believes is a war criminal, but Bashir determines that Marritza does indeed have Kalla-Nohra, not Pottrik’s, and the only possible way he could have gotten it was to be at Gallitep during the mining accident.
Sisko wants to put Odo in charge of the investigation to see if Marritza is indeed guilty of any war crimes, but Kira begs him, despite her lack of objectivity (she had helped liberate Gallitep and saw the atrocities firsthand), to let a Bajoran seek justice for the crimes against them. So she confronts Marritza, revealing that they know for a fact that he was at Gallitep and he does indeed have Kalla-Nohra. Marritza concedes the fact, but denies that there were any atrocities at the labor camp, and that all he did there was design an efficient filing system.