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Afghan migrant pushes German woman just for fun

Summary of Disinformation

A video shows how an Afghan migrant kicks a German woman and rolls her down a staircase just to have fun. Let us be understanding, have tolerance and everything.

Disproof

The uploaded video has 12 thousand views and 255 shares (As of March 1, 2018) and caused xenophobic and anti-Western comments among the users of the social network. The incident took place in Berlin on 27th October 2016. The act of violence was recorded by the video surveillance system installed throughout the metro station, upon which the Berlin police launched an investigation.

On December 17, 2016, German "Deutsche Welle" reported that the Berlin Police had apprehended the crime-suspect. According to the Bulgarian newspaper "Nova", the attacker was from Varna, Bulgaria and was a construction worker in Berlin. In addition, he was convicted of stealing, robbery and hooliganism in the past.

According to The Guardian, the attacker was 27-year-old Svetoslav Stoyikov, who was arrested at a bus station in Berlin. The man was given two years and 11 months in jail for grievous bodily harm. Further debunking at Myth Detector http://mythdetector.ge/en/myth/videomanipulation-georgian-force-if-afghan-migrant-pushing-german-woman-down-staircase.

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Reported in: Issue 100
Date: 27.02.2018
Language: Georgian
Country of Origin: Germany, Georgia
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Keywords: fake news, Migration crisis
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: "Georgian Force" (Kartuli Dzala) Facebook page
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