According to Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Hermann (CSU), there is currently no legal way to expel the men who allegedly attacked and injured passers-by in Amberg. Currently, deportation "is not legally possible in any case," said Herrmann. The government, however, "put all the levers to change that".
Four asylum seekers between the ages of 17 and 19 are suspected of randomly attacking twelve people in Amberg last Saturday night. One person had to be hospitalized in hospital. According to police information, three of the accused are from Afghanistan, one of the men is from Iran. That one of the suspects was a Syrian, as initially reported, was wrong. The men are currently in custody in various prisons. You are accused of dangerous assault.
Interior Minister Hermann said one of the suspects was a minor Afghan. For him, the Federal Office for Asylum and Refugees had a ban on deportation. It had asked the Office to revoke the ban on deportation, if possible, said the CSU minister. The two other Afghans among the suspects are of age and are in an ongoing asylum procedure. Thus a deportation is not possible. The fourth suspect came from Iran and has been of age since December 30, 2018. According to the Interior Minister, the asylum application of the young man was rejected in February 2018. He was obliged to leave the country, the removal procedure was already in operation. In the past, deportations to Iran, however, often failed due to missing passport or passport replacement papers, said Hermann. Whether this also applies to the specific case of the suspected Iranian, explained the politician.
"The full hardness of the rule of law"
He supports the suggestion of the Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) to submit proposals for stricter laws on the expulsion of criminals, said Herrmann: "Anyone indiscriminately beating uninvolved passers-by shows that he is not seeking protection in our society We do not expect understanding in our country, but only the full rigor of the rule of law, and every offender we can deport in addition is a security gain for our country. "
Several politicians had spoken out for the expulsion of the four suspects. The deputy chairman of the Union faction in the Bundestag, Thorsten Frei (CDU), said: "Who abused his hospitality law by committing crimes in Germany, must lose his right of residence." Stephan Thomae, the deputy chairman of the FDP faction, responded critically to Seehofer's announcement: "The real problem is the complex obstacles to deportation, which are present both in person, in the procedure, but also in the official structures and not just in simple terms Let law tightening combat. " Also Bernd Riexinger, chairman of the Left Party, spoke out against a change in the law. He sees the responsibility not with the legislature, but with the police: "We need no special laws for certain groups of people."
The Federal Government condemned the attacks in Amberg as well as the allegedly racist attack of a man in Bottrop. The deputy government spokeswoman Martina Fietz said that in Germany there is no room for extremism and intolerance, regardless of the side of such behavior.