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Germany crime immigration


The Iraqi refugee was identified only as Ziyad K., 32.


A German court has sentenced an Iraqi asylum seeker to 11 years in prison for the “brutal rape” of two Chinese students who were studying at a local university.

“Eleven years is a tough sentence. However, it is the price for what the accused did to the absolutely innocent victims for no reason,” Volker Talarowski, judge at the town court in Bochum, western Germany, said as he pronounced the sentence. The public prosecutor’s office initially requested between 12 and 14 years behind bars for the offender.

“It is the court’s understanding that the accused had absolutely no idea about what he had done,” the judge said, as cited by the German Der Western media outlet. Nor did he understand “what unending pain he actually inflicted on the women [he raped],” Talarowski added, pointing out that the man “malignantly grinned” after one of the two victims provided testimony in court.


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Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).