After the deadly knife attack on a regional train in Brokstedt, Hamburg's Senator for Justice Anna Gallina rejected allegations that her authority had dealt with the suspect. "We have taken all the measures that are planned," said the Green politician to the NDR "Hamburg Journal" on Monday evening.
Everything happened that according to the Resocialization Act should happen to prisoners on remand. On the day of his release from Billwerder prison, the homeless 33-year-old arrived in the city's winter emergency program. There was also a perspective consultation.
The Hamburg Parliament will deal with the deadly knife attack on Wednesday. The AfD faction has registered the topic for the current hour.
Rehabilitation expert Bernd Maelicke had accused Gallina (Greens) of ignoring the Hamburg law on rehabilitation and victim protection (ResOG) passed in 2019. A spokesman for Gallina's authority, on the other hand, said: "The requirements of the law on the integration plan and also on integrated transition management only apply to criminal detention, not to pre-trial detention."
A. had been released from the Hamburg prison in Billwerder just a few days earlier after a year in custody, where he was imprisoned for a violent crime – also with a knife. The 33-year-old was sentenced to one year in prison and was also imprisoned for a year. But since the verdict was not final, the time was officially considered pre-trial detention and not criminal detention.
CDU parliamentary group leader Dennis Thering had stated that he found that the Hamburg judiciary seemed completely overwhelmed and that Gallina was not up to the task. "Once again, she dives in instead of giving answers and solving problems," criticizes Thering.
The stateless Palestinian Ibrahim A. is accused of stabbing other travelers with a knife on the regional train last Wednesday. A 17-year-old and a 19-year-old were killed and five other passengers injured.