Ansbach Terror: Suicide Bomber Received Ordinance of Deportation to Bulgaria

Written by on July 26, 2016 in Bulgaria - No comments

Mohammad Daleel, the suicide bomber, who blew himself up at a music festival in the Bavarian town of Ansbach on Sunday evening, was granted a humanitarian status in Bulgaria in 2013. According to German media, the Syrian citizen Mohammad Daleel had received an ordinance of deportation shortly before the attack. The “Spiegel” magazine reports, the ordinance was confirmed by an administrative court.

In an interview with the German television and radio network ARD, Bavaria’s interior minister Joachim Herrmann said, he did not know whether the ordinance had “sped up the intention to commit the attack”. Herrmann is a member of the right-wing party CSU, which is a close partner of Angela Merkels center-right party CDU.

A year before the attack, Germany had denied an asylum request by Daleel. The decision to deny the request was most likely based on the so-called Dublin Accord. According to this agreement, refugees are forced to apply for asylum in the first European country they set foot in. In Daleel’s case, that country was Bulgaria.

German publications are reporting, the ordinance according to which Daleel was supposed to be deported to Bulgaria, had been rescinded temporarily, due to health problems the attacker had suffered from. But, twelve days ago, that same ordinance was reinstated.

In the aftermath of the suicide attack, which injured 15 people, minister Herrmann demanded a tougher line in connection with deportations of asylum seekers, which is a very typical CSU statement.

By Imanuel Marcus

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