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More than a year in prison for defendants in Köthen process

Three young men got into a fight, one dies. His death triggers xenophobic protests. Now, the judgment against the two defendants dropped.

Eight months after the death of a heart 22 of a sick-Year-old during an argument in Köthen has spoken, the district court of Dessau-Roßlau, the two defendants for assault resulting in death is guilty. The court imposed a sentence of one year and five months, against a 17-year-old defendant. A 19-year-old co-accused was sentenced to a penalty of one year and eight months.

The presiding judge Uda Schmidt justified the verdict that the death of the young man was not a mere accident, but rather by the body's violation of the defendant's negligence had been.

In the case of two of the accused are men from Afghanistan. The case was right triggered protests and counter-protests. The family of the victim responded aggressively to the announcement of the sentence. A brother of the dead threw a table, a sister cried. The judicial officers had to intervene, and the defendants were briefly brought out of the room.

editors ' note

In General, the SZ reports on ethnic, religious or national affiliations of alleged offenders. We deviate only in case of justified public interest of this in the press code agreed line. This can be in the case of exceptional crimes, such as terrorist attacks or felony, or for crimes committed from a larger group (such as new year's eve 2015 in Cologne, Germany). There is a public interest also in the case of tracing calls, or if the biography of a suspected Person for the Offence are of importance. We decide, in individual cases, and are generally reluctant to stir up any prejudice against minorities.

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