Germany bans violent Syrian “refugee” who flew to Greece with ankle monitor

A man who had been fitted with an electronic ankle tag as a surveillance measure was allowed to leave Germany unhindered on a commercial flight, according to press reports.

Police said 35-year-old Hussein Z., a refugee from Syria, boarded a flight to Athens from Hamburg on October 11, a few days after telling police that he wanted to get his sick son from a hospital on the Turkey-Syria border. According to Der Spiegel, he also contacted Hamburg police after his arrival in Turkey.

According to a statement by Bavarian police, the man had come to their attention during his stay in the town of Aschaffenburg because of “aggressive behavior and attacks” on others in the shelter where he was living, as well as after making “various threats.”

  • Why was he allowed to fly?

    • Jaedo Drax

      security cleared him, thus it must have been okay?

      • They overlooked the ankle monitor?

        • Jaedo Drax

          Willfully, as it likely has enough metal to set off the detector.

  • Jaedo Drax

    What’s missing is the name of the airline that allowed him to board…. I’d like to know so I can avoid that airline.

  • Frances

    Gather Germany isn’t letting him back in – at least not officially.