Austria charges Syrian refugee with 20 murders

The 27-year-old man was arrested in a refugee shelter in western Austria in June after being denounced by a fellow Syrian.

Austria charges Syrian refugee with 20 murders

World Bulletin / News Desk

Austrian prosecutors said Thursday that they have charged a member of a Syrian refugee group with 20 counts of murder for allegedly executing wounded government soldiers in his home country.

At first he admitted to the 2013-2014 killings in Homs and the surrounding region but later retracted his confession, a spokesman for public prosecutors in the Austrian city of Innsbruck said.

The suspect, a member of a unit of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), faces life in prison if convicted.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2016, 15:52
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