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[Muzaq] In Memoriam Alberto Adriano

Ten years ago, on June 14th, 2000 Alberto Adriano died from an attack of rightist extremists in the german city Dessau. Adriano was originally a contract worker from Mozambique who came to the German Democratic Republic in 1980. At the time of his death he had three children in the age between 5 months and 8 years.

The three rightist extremists told the police they did it because they hated foreigners. According to a BBC article Adriano’s wife said “They stamped on his head so hard they knocked out an eye.”

For the first time in german history a Chancellor chose to pay his respects immediately. Mr Schröder went to the simple shrine which then marked the murder scene. He approached slowly and sober, before placing the wreath.

The three rightist extremists were convicted of beating Adriano to death and were handed down tough prison sentences. The oldest man at that time was 24. He was sentenced to the maximum of life in prison. The two 16 year olds were given 9 years each, so they would have been released at latest in 2009.

The afro-german music combo Brothers Keepers recorded a title called “Adriano” afterwards.

» Wikipedia.de: Alberto Adriano (Google translated)…
» BBC News: Race hate in Germany
» Encyclopedia.com: Three Neo-Nazis Convicted In Brutal Killing Of African Immigrant
» Wikipedia.org: Brothers Keepers