Refugee on trial for rape, murder of German student

Refugee on trial for rape, murder of German student

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Refugee on trial for rape, murder of German student

Refugee on trial for rape, murder of German studentA young refugee who claims to be from Afghanistan went on trial Tuesday for the rape and murder of a German student, in a case that shocked the country and reignited tensions over its liberal asylum policy. The accused, identified by the court as Huseen K., was arrested in the southwestern town of Freiburg last December, accused of brutally raping a 19-year-old medical student and leaving her for dead on a river bank seven weeks earlier. The crime made headlines nationwide and triggered a fresh wave of anger over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s borders to refugees at the height of Europe’s migrant crisis in 2015.

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