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Murder case: Afghan asylum seeker gets life sentence in Germany

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: An Afghan asylum seeker has been jailed for life for brutally murdering a fellow asylum seeker in Germany, it has been reported.

The 30-year-old convict whose identity has not been disclosed by the authorities was awarded a life term by a court in the town of Traunstein on Friday.

He had murdered a 38-year-old woman and a mother-of-four, in front of two of her children outside a supermarket in the southern city of Prien am Chiemsee last April. She was stabbed 16 times.

Prosecutors told the court in the town of Traunstein that the accused was furious because she had turned her back on the Islamic faith, according to AFP.

The prosecutors have said that the victim had earlier asked the man if he wanted to convert too, a request that was “irreconcilable with his Muslim faith”.

According to Germany’s DPA News, in Germany, a life sentence means a convict can apply for parole after spending 15 years behind bars.

But in this case the judges highlighted the “gravity” of the crime, meaning the accused is unlikely to be considered for early release, DPA reported.

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