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Weekend Reads Germany: a Syrian Islamist in Dresden trial for a homophobic murder

20:40  12 april  2021
20:40  12 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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L'accusé lors de son transfert vers la salle d'audience à l'ouverture du procès à Dresde, le 12 avril 2021. © AP - Sebastian Kahnert The accused during his transfer to the courtroom at the opening of the trial in Dresden, April 12, 2021.

A Syrian refugee has been judged since Monday in Germany for murder and attempted murder of two German fifties, stabbed in Dresden last fall because of their homosexuality.

with our correspondent in Berlin, Pascal Thibaut

"The two men stood by hand and homosexuals are enemies of God that must be fighting. If the accused chose silence during his trial, he had spoken to psychologists upstream of his motivations.

On October 4th, this 21-year-old Syrian had went to Dresden city center, armed with two knives looking for victims. He attacked the couple of tourists from behind, wounding them seriously .. One of the men succumbed to his wounds. The abuser told psychologists that he would be ready to commit such an act.

arrived in 2015 in Germany, he had quickly radicalized and had served a prison sentence for sought to recruit support to the Islamic State Organization. According to his statements, he had already thought of himself during his sentence to kill infidels. After his release from prison, he remained supervised but not 24 hours a day. A controversy on the responsibility of the authorities had ensued.

The trial of the young Islamist, the first of the genre for homophobia, must last until the end of May.

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