​Gitmo in Germany? Security guards abuse asylum seekers


Security staffer pins his boot on to the neck of an asylum seeker, Burbach, Germany (screenshot from AP video)

Two asylum seekers have been severely beaten and abused by security guards in a German town. The police compared the brutal actions to those committed by US guards in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against the prisoners.

The seekers were abused in shelter home in a small community of Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state of Germany, reported the country’s press.

The alleged suspects filmed all the guards’ actions on smartphones. A local journalist received a DVD showing the abuse. Police authorities immediately opened investigation into the case.

One video shows an asylum seeker lying on the floor and one of the members of security staff pinning his neck down with his boot. The other guard is sitting near-by, seeming posing to the camera.

Another video shows one more refugee sitting on the vomit-covered mattress.

“These are pictures that most of us would associate with Guantanamo Bay,” Frank Richter, police chief in nearby city of Hagen, told local media. “Both security guards are grinning.”

Richter said that the alleged crimes might also have xenophobic nature.

“So far, however, we have not found any evidence that the perpetrators belong to the far-right scene,” he said.

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