Pro-Migrant volunteer made up dead Berlin “refugee” sob story, police say

Police in Berlin said on Wednesday evening that there was “no dead refugee”, after news that a young Syrian man died after queuing for days outside a government office had spread on-line.

A Berlin police spokesperson said on Wednesday evening that the volunteer who first reported the death of a 24-year-old Syrian refugee had “admitted that he had made it all up”.

Police questioned the volunteer after he reported on Facebook the story of a refugee who supposedly stood for days in front of the Berlin Health and Social Affairs Office (LaGeSo) – where all Berlin refugees have to be registered – and died of exposure to the cold.

News of the death spread quickly online on Wednesday and well-wishers started bringing tributes to the centre for the alleged victim.

  • The Butterfly

    Lies, lies, and more lies.

  • simus1

    muslims would find a good liar to be worthy of their respect.
    Hands across the cultural divide.

  • k1992

    Objective truth is irrelevant – and indeed, imaginary – to such people. Only the narrative matters: the end justifies any means. (Hmm, it seems to me a few others have thought this way in the past ….)

  • Denis

    all the well wishers should be subjected to a 60 mental examination with automatic commitment to an institution at the end of the exam.