Agencies (Qasioun) – The 3 Syrian refugees who helped the German police to catch “Jaber Al-Bakr” and hailed as “heroes” by Germany’s media for their role in the arrest of Al-Bakr, denied any involvement in the plot, after Al-Jabr has claimed that the 3 refugees were part of the terrorism plan, according to the 3 syrians.
Before Al-Bakr found suicide in his cell in the prison, he claimed that the 3 Syrian refugees who provided him shelter after he escaped police capture, were a part of the terrorism plan, as a kind of revenge after they bound him with electric cable and held him in an apartment in the eastern German city of Leipzig after they realized he was wanted by the police.
Later, Al-Bakr hanged himself in his Leipzig prison cell on Wednesday, sparking a major political scandal, with the government in the state of Saxony refusing on Friday to hold an independent inquiry into the events surrounding the suicide.
Muhammed A, One of the 3 syrians told daily Bild “We did not know who he was, he wanted to take revenge on us from behind bars because we had turned him over to the police”
The prosecutor in Saxony, Klaus Fleischmann, said Thursday that he had no knowledge that the three were not part of the investigation into al-Bakr, adding that he had no idea where there were.
Saxony Justice Minister Sebastian Gemkow has repeatedly rejected suggestions that he should resign in the wake of al-Bakr's suicide, while federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the death was a blow to the fight against terrorism.
Saxony's premier, Stanislaw Tillich, admitted on Friday that mistakes had been made in the handling of al-Bakr's incarceration but ruled out holding an independent inquiry into his death.
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