Murder case Susanna F. from Mainz
Society for Threatened Peoples appeals to the Iraqi central government in Baghdad and the Northern Iraqi authorities in Arbil: The alleged murderer should be extradited to Germany – even without an extradition agreement! (Press Release)
The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has appealed to the Iraqi central government in Baghdad and to the Kurdish regional government in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil to do everything possible to ensure that the alleged murderer of 14-year old Susanna F. from Mainz can be extradited to Germany. “We expect close cooperation with the German investigative authorities. The vile murder of Susanna F. must be solved – and the murderer must be held accountable,” the human rights organization wrote to the authorities in Baghdad and Arbil on Friday. “Even if there is no extradition agreement between Iraq and Germany, Baghdad and Arbil must support the German authorities! In recent years, Iraq has received a lot of support from Germany in the fight against the radical Islamists of the so-called Islamic State. Now, it should be self-evident to help Germany in return, even without a contractual basis.”
According to the German investigators, the alleged perpetrator – presumably named Ali Bashar – had returned to Iraq via the international airport of Arbil together with other family members immediately after the terrible act.
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