Nine and a half years in prison for Alaa S. - Page 1
In the trial for the deadly Messer attack of Chemnitz, the district court Chemnitz sentenced the 24-year-old defendant to a prison sentence of nine and a half years. The judges considered it proven that Alaa S. stabbed 35-year-old Daniel H. on August 26, 2018, on the sidelines of a city festival.
In doing so, the court follows the prosecutor's line of argument that Alaa S. had charged with joint homicide and dangerous assault. Accordingly, the now convicted has committed the act together with a currently volatile Iraqi and stabbed several times with knives on H. during a dispute. He died immediately afterwards in the hospital.
The violence in Chemnitz triggered a series of xenophobic demonstrations and sometimes violent riots by right-wing extremists, which caused more than crime itself caused a stir. Pictures of right-wing demonstrations, parades of neo-Nazis and football hooligans, attacks and demonstrations of the Hitler salute in numerous cases went around the world. The dispute over the question of whether there were "hunts" was a crisis for the grand coalition of the Union and the SPD - and ultimately led to the then head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans -Georg Maaßen, lost his post.