A court in Germany has ruled that the recent deportation to Tunisia of a failed asylum seeker — an Islamist suspected of being a bodyguard for the former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden — was unlawful and that, at taxpayer expense, he must be immediately returned to Germany.
The ruling has cast yet another spotlight on the dysfunctional nature of Germany’s deportation system, as well as on Germany’s politicized judicial system, one in which activist judges are now engaged in a power struggle with elected officials who want to speed up deportations.
Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people.
Ashwaq, a Yazidi teenager.
They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq – sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam.
Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother.
A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name.
The police arrested a suspect after the murder of a doctor in his medical practice in the German city of Offenburg in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg. The suspected killer, an asylum seeker (26) from Somalia, probably took the life of the doctor around 8.45 am, fled afterwards on foot and could be caught a good hour after a massive police action in the area.
The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labor shortages.
Merkel, arriving in a convoy of black limousines, was met by jeering crowds holding up slogans against her personally whilst shouting “Volksverräter” (“traitor” or “enemy of the people”) accompanied by a brass band.
A former Yazidi sex slave came face-to-face with her ISIS captor after escaping captivity to flee to Germany but was told that police could do nothing because he was a refugee, it has been claimed.
Ashwaq Ta’lo was kidnapped by ISIS in August 2014, aged 15, and was kept in captivity by the jihadist man for three months but escaped and made her way to Europe.
Speaking in a Facebook video, she said she had seen the man, Abu Humam, in 2016 and then again earlier this year in Schwäbisch Gmünd in south-western Germany.
Mounir el-Motassadeq is spending his final weeks in prison for aiding terrorists in the September 11 attacks. Instead of freely walking the streets of Germany, he’ll be sent to Morocco, where his future is unclear.
It was 2014 when Lamia K. packed her bags and, her two teenage daughters in tow, moved to Syria to join the “Islamic State” (IS), which was sweeping across Iraq and Syria
A divorced woman in her early 50s at the time of her departure, Lamia kept mostly to herself, former friends and acquaintances told DW.
Lamia grew up middle class in Rabat and moved to Trier, in western Germany, in the mid-1990s with a grant to pursue a postgraduate degree in German studies. There she met a man who converted to Islam to marry her and with whom she would go on to have three children: a boy and two girls.
A member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has penned a column telling Germans they should not be worried about becoming minorities in their cities.
As a Berlin-Madrid deal to send back migrants coming though Spain comes into force, critics call it a “symbolic” gesture aimed to calm the political storm in Germany but that will not solve the migrant crisis.
Germany reached a deal on Wednesday for Spain to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border. The move is seen as the first step towards implementing a deal which Merkel earlier reached within the ruling coalition to defuse the political dispute in Germany over migration.
German prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a 33-year-old man for allegedly spying on a mosque for Jordan.
The German national, identified only as Alexander B. in accordance with the country’s privacy rules, was detained on Tuesday. The prosecutors did not specify where he was detained.
The suspect worked in 2016 for a Jordanian intelligence agency, the prosecutors said in a statement. He is accused of spying on a mosque in the central German city of Hildesheim.
Jewish teachers in Germany’s public schools are grappling with the question of whether it is safe and appropriate to reveal their identity amid a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the nation’s schools.
Authorities revealed further details about the Islamist plot on Friday, after the Tunisian migrant was arrested following a raid on his apartment in the Chorweiler district of the west German city of Cologne on June 12th.
There were calls for a referendum in Germany on Monday after Angela Merkel’s chosen successor said she was ready to consider the return of national service.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is widely seen as Mrs Merkel’s designated heir, surprised Germany at the end of last week when she said she was open to “very intense” discussion on the possibility.
A senior regional leader on Monday led calls for a referendum on the issue as opinion polls showed more than 55 per cent of Germans support the reintroduction of conscription.