10 May '18, 8pm

Germany sentences asylum seeker to prison for role in attacks on US, Afghan forces

Germany sentences asylum seeker to prison for role in attacks on US, Afghan forces

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — An Afghan refugee seeking asylum in Germany has been sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail for his role in attacks against U.S. and Afghan government forces while he was a teenager in Afghanistan. The Higher Regional Court in Munich found Abdol Moghadas S., 21, guilty of attempted murder, according to the Heimatzeitung, a local news site. A murder charge connected to the death of a U.S. soldier in 2014 was dropped, according to news reports. Abdol — whose full name has not been released in accordance with German law — faced up to 10 years in prison for murder. A conviction was returned even though prosecutors never definitively stated who Abdol tried to kill, though they suggested he might have attacked two different soldiers who died in the same province were Abdol was located. Pfc. Christian Jacob “Jake” Chandler was gunned down and kill...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/germany-sentences-asylum-see...

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