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Germany: Cousin of Russian-German teen gives testimony on alleged rape at NPD rally01:30

Germany: Cousin of Russian-German teen gives testimony on alleged rape at NPD rally

Germany, Berlin
January 18, 2016 at 04:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

She was laughed at, and was told that she would not be believed, that she was lying and that she wanted it herself. A 13 year old girl, that she wanted it herself. After three hours she broke down and claimed that what the police was saying was true. The police told her, “Was it like this?” and she just said “Yes” and now it means that it is the official version, that she wanted it herself, and only wanted to make it look like defense, which absolutely does not match the truth, but the girl was interrogated for three hours, alone without her parents and she simply collapsed under the pressure. And I find that simply terrible and that everyone that is here today, every father, every mother, must simply protect their children and I ask myself, that when the Police can’t protect us anymore, who will do it?"

Supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) rallied in Berlin, Sunday, gathering to protest against sexual violence and the alleged rape of 13-year-old girl of German-Russian decent. During the demonstration, the teen's cousin described her experience of the events.

The far-right activists decided to stage the demonstration after a teenager, known as Elena K., went missing earlier in January, with her parents alleging that she was kidnapped by three “southern” men who spoke “broken German.” Her guardians later told police that during the 30 hour period that the teenager was missing, she was repeatedly beaten and raped.

The Berlin-Marzahn-based family filed a missing persons report after the teenager’s disappearance from Mahlsdorf train station on January 11. Locals found her the next day in Hellersdorf, where her parents picked her up and contacted local law enforcement, telling them the girl’s story. However, after police questioned the teenager without her guardians, she reportedly changed statements, saying that she had gone willingly with the men.

Following a medical examination of the girl, State Criminal Police Office (LKA) released a statement saying that there were no signs that the teenager had been either abducted or raped. The parents have since stated that she was pressured by police to change her statement, with Sunday’s protesters saying that the case had been “hushed up.”

A cousin of the girl was present at the rally, commenting on the events in a bid to draw attention to the case. “This really happened, the girl was really raped, by three men that did not speak any German, so we are definitely talking about foreign citizens with foreign appearance. They held her for 30 hours, and each one of them raped her more than once, and I find it terrible that when she was called up by the police, she was left alone for three hours,” she said. “She was laughed at, and was told that she would not be believed, that she was lying and that she wanted it herself. A 13 year old girl, that she wanted it herself. After three hours she broke down and claimed that what the police was saying was true. The police told her, “Was it like this?” and she just said “Yes” and now it means that it is the official version,” the cousin stated.

Despite discrepancies, police have launched an investigation into the case.

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She was laughed at, and was told that she would not be believed, that she was lying and that she wanted it herself. A 13 year old girl, that she wanted it herself. After three hours she broke down and claimed that what the police was saying was true. The police told her, “Was it like this?” and she just said “Yes” and now it means that it is the official version, that she wanted it herself, and only wanted to make it look like defense, which absolutely does not match the truth, but the girl was interrogated for three hours, alone without her parents and she simply collapsed under the pressure. And I find that simply terrible and that everyone that is here today, every father, every mother, must simply protect their children and I ask myself, that when the Police can’t protect us anymore, who will do it?"

Supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) rallied in Berlin, Sunday, gathering to protest against sexual violence and the alleged rape of 13-year-old girl of German-Russian decent. During the demonstration, the teen's cousin described her experience of the events.

The far-right activists decided to stage the demonstration after a teenager, known as Elena K., went missing earlier in January, with her parents alleging that she was kidnapped by three “southern” men who spoke “broken German.” Her guardians later told police that during the 30 hour period that the teenager was missing, she was repeatedly beaten and raped.

The Berlin-Marzahn-based family filed a missing persons report after the teenager’s disappearance from Mahlsdorf train station on January 11. Locals found her the next day in Hellersdorf, where her parents picked her up and contacted local law enforcement, telling them the girl’s story. However, after police questioned the teenager without her guardians, she reportedly changed statements, saying that she had gone willingly with the men.

Following a medical examination of the girl, State Criminal Police Office (LKA) released a statement saying that there were no signs that the teenager had been either abducted or raped. The parents have since stated that she was pressured by police to change her statement, with Sunday’s protesters saying that the case had been “hushed up.”

A cousin of the girl was present at the rally, commenting on the events in a bid to draw attention to the case. “This really happened, the girl was really raped, by three men that did not speak any German, so we are definitely talking about foreign citizens with foreign appearance. They held her for 30 hours, and each one of them raped her more than once, and I find it terrible that when she was called up by the police, she was left alone for three hours,” she said. “She was laughed at, and was told that she would not be believed, that she was lying and that she wanted it herself. A 13 year old girl, that she wanted it herself. After three hours she broke down and claimed that what the police was saying was true. The police told her, “Was it like this?” and she just said “Yes” and now it means that it is the official version,” the cousin stated.

Despite discrepancies, police have launched an investigation into the case.

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