Germany: Court acquits asylum seeker who set fire to his asylum seeker home

Ousmane G. (20 y.o) set fire twice to his accommodation for asylum seekers at the end of 2017. Damage: more than 40,000 euros. But the perpetrator gets away with it. The African had already had to stand trial at another chamber of the Regional Court in Dresden in June 2018. The court certified that the arsonist was incapable of guilt because of schizophrenia – but also because of the danger to the general public – and referred him to a psychiatric ward. However, the Federal Supreme Court overturned the ruling and had doubts about the mental illness. Judge Monika Müller (51 y.o) released the tolerated asylum seeker on Wednesday: “Your mental illness and your inability to blame are determined for the court. We do not see any danger for the general public.” The African is now undergoing therapy in a hospital.

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