Germany rejects asylum plea of high-level member of criminal clan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-09 06:45:00|Editor: yan
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BERLIN, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) rejected the asylum plea of Ibrahim Miri, a high-level member of the Miri clan, a criminal organization based in Europe, according to Miri's lawyer Albert Timmer on Friday.

"Today, Ibrahim Miri's application for asylum was rejected as obviously without merit," said lawyer Timmer.

Miri, a convicted drug dealer, was taken into custody and was deported to Lebanon from Germany in July.

Much to the surprise of many, Miri illegally re-entered Germany in October, months after his deportation, and applied for asylum.

Immediately after his asylum application, he was arrested and has been in custody since then.

Referring to the rejection of Miri's asylum plea, Germany's Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer said during a press conference on Friday that "the authorities are currently preparing the deportation."

Seehofer further noted that the Miri case would show that Germany's legal system is susceptible to "abuse" in terms of illegal immigration.

As a reaction to Miri's illegal entry to Germany, Seehofer had announced on Wednesday to intensify border checks at Germany's borders.