One of two immigrants detained for the lethal assault of a German male could have been exiled during mid-2016, a German court stated on August 31, news that risks fuelling far-right anger regarding a case, which has already ignited aggressive xenophobic protestations.

The court in Chemnitz, the eastern city where the stabbing happened, stated that Yousif Ibrahim Abdullah could have been extradited in 2016 to Bulgaria, where he filed papers for asylum, however senior authorities missed a 6 month deadline to carry out the action.

The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and the PEGIDA group propose to march again today in Chemnitz to “mourn Daniel H. and the others killed by Germany’s forced multiculturalisation.”

Hoards of anti-immigration activists reciting “Resistance!” exhibited in Chemnitz on August 30 after a series of aggressive arguments, which accompanied the assassination of the 35-year old German wood worker.

The knife attack victim’s last name has not been revealed and police officials have given little details of the murder itself but say the episode started with a verbal argument.

Protestations on Sunday, hours after the murder, turned aggressive, with hordes of skinheads shot chasing foreign-looking people via the lanes, and bigger protests took place on Monday.

The German Soccer League (DLF) stated that a second division soccer competition between Dynamo Dresden and Hamburger SV on Saturday had been called off as the police force in Saxony, the region that comprises Chemnitz, required all available staff for protests.

Family Minister Franziska Giffey laid flowers at the sight of the misdeed in Chemnitz on Friday, the first affiliate of Merkel’s cabinet to visit.

Hannah Weber

Hannah Weber  is a seasoned journalist with nearly 10 years experience. While studying journalism at FernUniversität Hagen, Hannah found a passion for finding engaging stories.  As a contributor to Deutch News, Hannah mostly covers human interest pieces.


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