Days after the deadly knife attack on a regional train in Brokstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, the authorities are increasingly focusing on how the authorities are dealing with the alleged perpetrator.

The resocialization expert Bernd Maelicke accuses the Hamburg Senator for Justice Anna Gallina (Greens) in the "Hamburger Abendblatt" of having ignored the Hamburg law on resocialization and victim protection (ResOG) passed in 2019.

The law aims to prevent ex-convicts from "falling down a release hole" when the prison gates open.

Gallina obviously doesn't know it, in any case it couldn't have been applied, said the lawyer Maelicke, who initiated several state rehabilitation laws, the newspaper.

"As a senator, she bears responsibility."

special session planned

Two people died in the act on the regional train from Kiel to Hamburg, and five were seriously injured.

An arrest warrant was issued against Ibrahim A. for two counts of murder and four counts of attempted manslaughter.

Only a few days before the bloody crime on the regional train, A., a 33-year-old stateless Palestinian, was released from custody in Hamburg.

For the Hamburg CDU parliamentary group leader Dennis Thering, the case shows again that the Hamburg judiciary is completely overwhelmed and Gallina is not up to the task.

"Once again, she dives in instead of giving answers and solving problems," criticizes Thering in the Hamburger Abendblatt.

He expects the first answers on Thursday in the Judiciary Committee of the Hamburg Parliament.

The senator had announced that she would report there on the Hamburg aspects of the crime.

In Düsseldorf, the legal committee of the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament is also to meet for a special session next week.

A. had been noticed in the past with violent crimes in both NRW and Hamburg.

Could the act have been prevented?

The chairman of the working group on migration law in the German Lawyers' Association (DAV), Thomas Oberhäuser, denied the question of whether the judiciary and administration could have prevented the crime on Deutschlandfunk on Saturday.

He referred to legal considerations and requirements in pre-trial detention cases.

According to Oberhäuser, the judiciary and administration could have prevented the crime by continuing to hold him in custody.

"But the judiciary decided that that would have been disproportionate to the crime he was accused of."

According to Maelicke, Paragraph 9 of the Hamburger ResOG stipulates a binding integration plan with regulations on the social situation, place of residence, addictive behavior and securing a living.

"Even the preventive measures provided for in the law are not recognizable in this individual case," he criticized in the "Hamburger Abendblatt".

The motive of the suspect is still unclear.

According to his lawyer, Ibrahim A. made no statements on the matter at the judge's appointment.

After the results of the investigation are available, he will speak to his client, lawyer Björn Seelbach told the German Press Agency on Saturday when asked.

According to a report in the “Lübecker Nachrichten” (Sunday/Monday), the passenger association “Pro Bahn” and the union of German train drivers GDL are now in favor of more safety measures on the trains.

"We demand a comprehensive expansion of video surveillance in all wagons," says Karl-Peter Naumann from "Pro Bahn".

This may not always prevent crime on the trains.

“But in any case, it helps to catch the perpetrators.

And that is particularly important for the victims.”

According to the "LN" report, the GDL will soon meet with the state-owned transport company Nah.SH to discuss the consequences of the attack.

"We have been calling for more security measures on the trains for a long time," said GDL district chairman Hartmut Petersen, according to the newspaper.

According to Dennis Fiedel from Nah.SH, all newer regional trains that have been in use since 2015 have video technology, as the "Kieler Nachrichten" writes on Saturday.

But the RE 70 in which the knife attack took place was a replacement train without video recording.