Afghan (35) should go to Switzerland
Can Germany really deport the child molester to us?
A child molester from Afghanistan convicted in Germany crossed the Swiss border back into Germany. He is now serving the remainder of his sentence. Under certain conditions, he could be deported to Switzerland.
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An Afghan was convicted in Germany and later deported – but he re-entered the country. (icon picture)
Fabian BabicEditor News
It is news that is causing a stir: an Afghan child molester (35) who has returned to Germany could be deported to Switzerland. This writes the “image” on Monday. “But only if Switzerland plays along,” the article continues. The man is currently serving his sentence in a German prison for abusing a boy (6) and a girl (8).
The man was deported to his homeland as early as February 2021, the “Bild” reported. Even before the Taliban took power in the summer of 2021. But he didn’t stay long in Afghanistan. In December 2022 he suddenly returned: he traveled to Germany via Switzerland. He got on tram line 8 in Basel and was later caught during a check in Weil am Rhein (D).
He is now serving the remainder of his sentence. After that, he could live as a free man in Germany, because no more people have been deported to the country since the takeover of power in Afghanistan.
How a deportation to Switzerland would be possible
But because he came from Switzerland, it could also be that he will be deported to Switzerland after his prison sentence. How is that possible? The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) writes on Blick request: “This would only be possible if the provisions of the Dublin Regulation or the bilateral readmission agreement would oblige Switzerland to do so. Another requirement is that this person has previously served justice in Germany, for example, appeared in court and served a sentence. »
“Deported and back”: This is how the “Bild” reported on January 30, 2023.
The Afghan served his sentence on February 13. A takeover would therefore theoretically be possible through Article 2 of the readmission agreement between Switzerland and Germany. This states that Switzerland will “informally” take over a person who has entered Germany from Switzerland – without fulfilling the requirements for entry or residence – at the request of Germany.
It is still unclear whether the article can be applied to the child molester from Afghanistan. On request, the SEM does not want to confirm whether an application from Germany has been submitted in this case for data protection reasons.