Germany warns against backlash over Afghan refugee suspected of murder

By REUTERS
December 5, 2016 16:28

BERLIN - The German government said on Monday nobody should try to make political capital out of a criminal case involving an Afghan refugee suspected of raping and murdering a German university student.

The case could bolster support for anti-immigrant groups such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which have already gained ground after Germany admitted nearly a million mostly Muslim migrants and refugees last year.

Last Friday police detained a 17-year-old Afghan schoolboy who arrived in Germany last year and a test determined that his DNA matched that found near the site where a 19-year-old female student died in the southwestern city of Freiburg on Oct. 15.

Police said an autopsy found she had been a victim of sexual crime and violence before she drowned in a river.





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