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Syrian convicted in Germany for throwing his children out the 2nd floor window

Published Nov 3, 2016, 7:44 pm IST
Updated Nov 3, 2016, 8:06 pm IST
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Berlin: A Syrian asylum-seeker has been convicted of three counts of attempted murder for throwing his children out of the window of a refugee home in Germany. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The dpa news agency says the 35-year-old Syrian, identified only as Hassan Z. in line with German privacy laws, was convicted Thursday at the Bonn state court.

Prosecutors say he threw the three children out of a second-floor window of the facility in February as a way to punish his wife because she refused to obey him after the family moved to Germany.

The children - aged 1, 5 and 7 at the time - survived but the mother says the two oldest are still experiencing health problems from the fall.



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