German Media: Suicide Bomber Reported Abuse in Bulgaria

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

Mohammed Daleel, the Syrian citizen, who allegedly injured 15 people in Bavaria by blowing himself up with a self-made bomb, reported he was abused by Bulgarian police. According to “Die Zeit Online” and other German media, the suicide bomber sent a letter with these allegations to refugee helpers. This letter was given to Harald Weinberg, a member of parliment (Bundestag) from Nuremberg.

According to Daleel’s letter, he was beaten by Bulgarian police officers, when he refused to have his fingerprints taken. He also wrote, the Bulgarian authorities had locked him up in an isolated cell for two months and denied him medical treatment, which he had needed because of an injury sustained during an attack in his native Syria. For these reasons, he did not want to be expelled to Bulgaria. After he finally had surgery in an Austrian hospital, he fled to Germany, it says.

The allegations in the attacker’s letter were not confirmed or verified. But there are similarities with allegations in a report on the abuse of refugees in Bulgaria, which was released by the German refugee help organization Pro Asyl in 2015. In the paper, Pro Asyl alleged human rights violations against refugees and other scandalous practices. But, neither the letter nor the report can be seen as proof for issues regarding the treatment of Daleel in Bulgaria, where he was given a so-called humanitarian status in 2013.

On Sunday evening, Daleel had blown himself up at a music festival in the Bavarian town of Ansbach. The attacker was killed instantly. Among the 15 injured, four are in serious condition.

By im.

Picture source: Twitter.

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