Germany: Rejected Asylum Seeker Kills Prostitute

An original translation of German newspaper Bild.

Rejected Asylum Seeker Strangles Prostitute
Why was the murderer of Lica (33) not deported?

Prostitute Lica L. (†33) was strangled to death in her apartment in Regensburg. She had been living in Germany for four years.

By J. Völkerling, September 06, 2017

Regensburg – It is difficult to take. Another asylum seeker, who should long have been deported, killed a woman in Germany!

Only Wednesday, Bild reported about the murder trial of Hussein K. (according to expert assessment, older than 22), who had raped and murdered student Maria L. (†19). K. should never have received asylum procedures in Germany: he had already applied for asylum in Greece, and had spent time in jail for attempted murder.

Now, the next case surfaces

In the night of August 29./30., Souleymane T. (21) from Mali sees prostitute Lica L. (†33) in Regensburg. They have sex, he pays 50 Euro. Then the man presses a pillow on the Romanian woman’s mouth, strangles her to death, flees with his victim’s money and phone.

Monday, police is able to arrest the African in Weiden in Upper Palatinate, after they were able to geolocate the phone. He is in detention for murder since.

His motive? Greed! „He killed the woman for financial reasons“, announces Franz Schimpel of the criminal investigation department Regensburg.

The man from Mali should not even have been here anymore in the first place – two montsh ago, his asylum application had been rejected!

The proceedings: Souleymane T. entered Germany on March 30, asked for asylum one day later in Heidelberg, and was transferred to Regensburg, where he filed his application officially. His accommodation is opposite the apartment of his later victim. In May, T. committed battery in the accommodation.

A housemate tells Bild: „He came from the town of Bamako. I went to the welfare agency with him, I had to pay for the taxi, as he refused. I did not want to share a room with him anymore.“

Already on June 20 – only three months after entry – his application for asylum is rejected. The authorities were quick! But T. is not deported: „As the man was not possessing a valid passport, the aliens registration authority requested substitute papers from the Republic of Mali.“

The photo of his birth certificate which he produced on entry was not sufficient for the authorities.

„It is not clear if this was the photo of a genuine document“, a speaker of the government Upper Palatinate says to Bild. As several authorities are involved in the acquisition of a substitute passport, one had no influence „on the timeline of the consulr proceedings“.

Why was T. not in custody pending deportation? A police speaker says to Bild: „A substitute document was requested from the Republic of Mali, and for the time being, a suspension of deportation is extended, time and again. The battery offense in May was no sufficient reason for custody.“

Translator’s Note:
This case is particularly sad, as a Romanian woman is the victim. Since an alliance of Social Democrats, Greens, Liberals, and Die Linke completely legalized prostitution in 2002, Germany has become the center of human trafficking of women from impoverished families in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. These women barely make a living, and send the little money they can save home to their families, many of them were even forced into prostitution.