Student Beaten in Dormitory for Christian Faith in Berlin

Country: Germany

Date of incident: February 8, 2015

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



According to the police, a 24-year-old student was first verbally insulted and then severely beaten by two attackers on his way to his student dormitory, solely "because of his Christian faith." During the assault, the offenders put a knife to the student’s throat. Security staff intervened, but the two perpetrators escaped by car.

After the incident, the student was taken to the hospital with various facial bruises and cuts on his hand. The police are investigating.

Source: BZ-Berlin and ShortNews