A woman suffered badly after being raped by an Eritrea African Muslim, and died shortly after the brutal sexual abuse. Because she is no longer alive, the immigrant is not required to pay compensation. He also escaped expulsion to his home country and was sentenced to the minimum punishment by the unusually generous District Court.
By – Brünnhilde
The incident occured on the 20th of August, 2017. The woman was sexually assaulted and raped at the hostel “Step In” in Gällivare. The rapist was a 19-year-old Robel Yosef from Eritrea. The accused rapist entered the woman’s room and forced her into sexual intercourse by striking her face, bending her legs and laying over her and suppressing her mouth.
After the rape, the woman suffered pain between the legs, tenderness, bruising, redness, skin damage, swelling and wounds to her entire body. Her face was so badly damaged that she looked “grotesque”, as described by a witness.
When the woman was interrogated by the police, she reported that the accused was a man who lived in the same hostel, resulting in the Eritrean national being arrested. He was arrested and detained on August 27, 2017.
However before the trial could be held, the woman, who had previously spent a lot of time helping African asylum seekers, died.
After the rape she began to feel very bad and was reportedly in fear for her life. According to a witness, she was threatened by an African friend of the rapist after reporting the assault. Another witness stated that she did not dare stay at the hostel because she feared that the Africans would “come back and take revenge.”
General documents show that the rapist is a citizen of Eritrea. He claims to be 19 and born in February of 1998 , but on the dating site “Badoo” he instead indicates the age of 22.
In December 2017, Gällivare District Court announced the verdict. The sentence handed down was a mere two years in prison, which is the minimum punishment for rape.
The prosecutor demanded that he be expelled to Eritrea, but the district court dismissed that decision. They referred to an opinion from the Migration Board about the situation in the African country.
Because the woman has died, the African does not pay damages to her.
“It is regrettable that she did not receive a settlement due to her death before the verdict came in,” said prosecutor Ulla-Karin Lindström to the Norwegian Social Democrat.
Read more: Published 2018/01/04