Convicted criminals are among those who flown to Germany from Afghanistan. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer speaks of 20 “security-relevant” cases.
Munich / Berlin – We are currently talking about 20 cases: People who are known to the security authorities have also come to Germany via the airlift from Kabul. It is about passengers “who are safety-relevant, who are now in Germany because they have not already been checked in Kabul,” said Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) on Friday in the Munich “press club”.
According to information from German Press Agency (dpa) a minister came on an evacuation flight from Afghanistan * to Germany *.
Evacuation from Afghanistan: Seehofer reports on forged documents
According to Seehofer, among the offenders are convicted rapists. A man had also come to Germany “who, according to the unanimous view of Germany, America and Great Britain, should be ranked even higher,” reported the minister.
Other cases involved forged documents. A total of four of those who were flown out had been deported from Germany to Afghanistan – some years ago. Have come to dpa-Information next to criminals also several people whose names had already appeared in the joint federal and state counter-terrorism center.
“Two offenders were brought into the correctional facility because of open arrest warrants,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Steve Alter when asked. Two other Afghans are “still in the care of the authorities”.
Seehofer on those flown in from Afghanistan: “Some of them totally forged papers”
According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior *, a total of 4587 people came to Germany on Wednesday, including 3849 Afghans and 403 German nationals. Citizens from numerous other countries were among those in need of protection, with Germans again being flown out by the military of other nations.
“Some of them totally forged the papers, from A to Z, and some of them no longer had an overview,” said Seehofer. There was an emergency situation in Kabul, and such situations are always exploited by criminals. “On the one hand, I am asked to ‘open doors, let them come’.” If the security check then only takes place upon entry into Germany, and it then turns out that some undesirable people have also entered the country, he will be criticized. It is his job as Minister of the Interior to look closely at those who have flown out.
“Some of them totally forged the papers, from A to Z, and some of them no one had an overview.”
“If someone raped children in Germany, we deported them and they are now back in Germany, then I cannot say that I forego knowing who is entering Germany and whether that is a security problem,” said Seehofer. The case he described was not a former local worker *. The aim of the airlift was to bring primarily Germans as well as local employees and their families to Germany.
Crisis in Afghanistan: Former Ghani minister also flees
A previous minister in the government of President Ashraf Ghani is one of the people who came to Germany via the airlift. To dpaThe Afghan Minister for Religious Affairs, Mohammed Kasim Halimi, flew information to Germany just under two weeks ago.
Before the Taliban was overthrown in 2001, Halimi held a high post in the Foreign Ministry in her government. Later Halimi was one of the critics of the militant Islamist Taliban.
After the announced withdrawal of troops by the US Army, the Taliban had captured several provincial cities and then advanced into the capital Kabul in mid-August with practically no fighting. President Ghani fled abroad from the approaching Taliban, as it became known on August 15. (dpa / frs) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA