Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Germany: Afghan in court over murder, was released in Greece after 1 year for attempted murder

(Freiberg) Questions are being asked about how a 22-year-year old Afghan murder suspect claimed on his application that he was 16 years of age. Not only that but one of the most controversial aspects of the case is that Hussein Khavari had been sentenced to 10 years in jail in Greece in 2013 after he pushed a young woman off a cliff on the island of Corfu. He was released after one year due to a Greek amnesty.

Hussein Khavari 
Khavari is currently in the dock for the murder of 19-year-old Maria Ladenburger who was raped, strangled and had her body dumped in a river last October in Freiburg, south-west Germany, as she cycled home. In his defence he told the court he had suffered from psychological trauma as a child and had been a heavy drug and alcohol user in Germany.

He claims he was born in Afghanistan but later joined his brother in Iran before making his way to Europe via Turkey. He was arrested after traces of his DNA were found at the murder scene.

The case continues.