It was an unusual date in the Bremen police headquarters. On Wednesday morning, an employee of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf) from Nuremberg visited the deportation detainee Ibrahim Miri in his cell, where he was deported. At the hearing, which was scheduled for 8.30 clock and lasted until noon, took his lawyer and another employee of the Bamf part, who recorded the conversation.
The clan boss and former president of the rocker group "Mongols MC Bremen" described SPIEGEL information that he had learned two days after his arrival in Lebanon that he was looking for him. People who belonged to a large Shiite family organization wanted to kill him, Miri claimed. Background was a blood revenge conflict, which goes back to an act in Bremen. Therefore, he had left Lebanon after a few days with the help of smugglers who had obtained him a passport.
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From Beirut he had first flown to Adana in Turkey, where relatives live. He spent about three months in Adana before continuing his journey to Germany again with the help of smugglers. Together with refugees, he hid in a truck that took him directly to Nuremberg. After several days he arrived there on October 25th and then traveled on to Bremen. He had asked the authorities in Bremen, but he was aware that he had to expect a detention on his arrival.
The deportation to Lebanon was illegal, Miri stressed at his hearing. He had a strong desire to leave the previous social milieu. As evidence, he stated that he had accepted a permanent job as a locksmith before his deportation. He absolutely wanted to continue this employment relationship.
The return of the multiple convicted Lebanese to the Hanseatic city, who had served a nearly six-year prison sentence before his deportation, caused indignation nationwide. Only three months earlier, the size of the underworld had been deported by plane to Lebanon in a secretly planned action. According to a decision of the city of Bremen, Miri Germany would not have been allowed to enter Germany for seven years.
On the morning of 10 July, special forces of the police Ibrahim Miri had surprised in a Bremen apartment, flown by helicopter to Berlin and spent before there to Beirut. This was preceded by the deportation of unconventional efforts of the Federal Police President Dieter Romann. The officer apparently used his good relations with the Lebanese border chief to procure a passport document for Ibrahim Miri and so make the expulsion possible.
Displeasure in Lebanese legal circles
The procedure caused displeasure in Lebanese legal circles. Thus, the Attorney General in Beirut for SPIEGEL information to the liaison officer of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) expressed his deep annoyance because the Lebanese judiciary on the deportation from Germany had not previously been informed.
Ibrahim Miri arrived in Germany in 1986 as a 13-year-old. Already his first asylum application was rejected. The city of Bremen issued an exit order in 1998; Oldenburg in the year 2006. Nevertheless, toleration followed toleration, since 2002, there were twelve. Since Miri had no valid passport document for many years until the intervention of the Federal Police President, deportation was not possible.
Whether the clan member will be back in the country in the foreseeable future depends first on the decision of the Bamf on how to assess Miri's latest asylum application. If the authority comes to the conclusion that it is a follow-up application, he would certainly rejected and Miri would remain in detention. Renewed efforts to repatriate to Lebanon would result.
On the other hand, if the Bamf evaluates Miri's request as an initial petition, according to experts, the convicted criminal would be released from detention pending a decision. The agency had announced that it would decide on Miri's asylum application in a timely manner, possibly later this week.