Germany: Dangerous Islamist released from prison because court sent a letter too late

In December 2018 the Frankfurt Regional Court sentenced the Islamist Bilal G. to three and a half years in prison – now he has apparently been released from prison.As the newspaper “Frankfurter Rundschau” reports, the 30-year-old has been at large since Thursday evening. His lawyer, Seda Basay-Yildiz, said: “Mr. G. is initially released on formal grounds because the Regional Court failed to deliver the verdict to his lawyers in due time – that is what we reprimanded.The lawyer wanted to appeal against the judgement to the Federal Court of Justice, but for this she needed a written version of the copy of the judgement. As the daily “Frankfurter Rundschau” further writes, it took the Regional Court more than five months to deliver the letter to Basay-Yildiz.According to the law, however, a decision on a person in custody must be made as quickly as possible. Bilal G. has now been in prison for one year and ten months and is accused of aiding and abetting a serious act of violence that endangers the state.He is said to have helped a student to travel to Syria to join Islamist fighters. The teenager was killed shortly afterwards.

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