Cologne The hostage-taker from Cologne was supposed to be deported already in 2015, according to „Focus Online“, quoting security circuits.
Back then, Mohammad Abo R. from Syria came to the Czech Republic and was registered as an asylum seeker. On March 2, 2015, he travelled on to Germany. First his asylum application fell through at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf), because he was already registered in the Czech Republic. According to the Dublin Agreement he should have been deported to Prague, but the Baff missed the deadlines. Therefore he had to be tolerated here.
The culprit had been in court in Cologne twice before for suspected fraud. Amongst other things he is thought to have stolen 20,000 Euro worth of gold jewellery. He was not sentenced on any of the court appointments in June and July 2018, because there were open questions. A new court date in November will not happen according to the court. (Original text: GA Bonn Translation: Mareike Graepel)