Germany speeds up deportation of suspected Islamists

  • Dominika Jandová
  • 25.8.2017 08:27

On Tuesday 22 August, the German Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig supported the deportation of an Algerian and a Nigerian, both born in Germany, who were classified as a threat to national security. The reason is that they might commit a terrorist attack in the future.

The authorities have arrested both of the men in February in Göttingen after surveillance due to suspicion of their support for the Islamic State (IS). The ruling of the courts should send a clear signal that Germany has taken a hard line with regard to the migration crisis and the wave of terrorist attacks in Europe when the authorities promised to speed up the process of deportation of unsuccessful asylum seekers and dangerous radicals after the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. However, the number of deportations in the first months of this year has been stagnating compared to the previous year and, according to the Ministry of Interior, the lack of cooperation with other countries is to blame. In June, the German government suspended a mass deportation of Afghan citizens for a time after one of the major terrorist attacks in Kabul.

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