Skip to Content

The pathways of southern Campus Dahlem of the FU, Berlin, may no longer be safe for women. Wikipedia

Berlin: Students should not call police on migrant sexual offenders

According to the student council of the Free University of Berlin (FU), women should not call the police when sexually harassed by migrants. Although an immigrant is alleged to have repeatedly sexually harassed women at the FU, the ASta student council warned against calling the police for help.

Published: February 4, 2023, 6:41 am

    Read more

    The General Students’ Committee (AStA) of the Free University of Berlin (FU) warned in a circular email not only against a man who has repeatedly sexually harassed and threatened female students for some time now, but also against calling the Berlin police if they come into contact with him. People who meet him and feel harassed by him are strongly advised not to do so. Instead, they should first contact the university’s security service.

    Alerting the police could lead to “police violence” according to the council. “We would like to point out that police interventions for people affected by racism are always accompanied by an increased risk of experiencing police violence,” the AStA letter stated. It is said to have been sent to the university groups and student council initiatives last week.

    According to the letter, the man has repeatedly appeared at various buildings at the FU, which is dotted around the area of Dahlem in southwestern Berlin. He has been threatening students for several weeks and has behaved in an aggressive and intrusive manner towards women. So far, he has not physically assaulted anyone, but there have been repeated threats of violence. He is said to have stalked one person for some time.

    Complaints against migrant continue

    Also according to the FU, complaints of harassment continue to be lodged. Upon request, the FU confirmed “that in the past there have been several complaints from university members about harassment on campus by a person not affiliated with the university”. This person has been banned from the campus and measures have been taken to ensure that this ban is adhered to.

    For reasons of data protection, it is not possible to say whether this is the same person who was pictured and named in the letter from the AStA. The Berlin police meanwhile confirmed a complaint about a sexual insult from December.

    According to the AStA, the alleged racism is not the only reason for not calling the police. From their point of view, the officers are “not sufficiently trained in dealing with exceptional psychological situations”, the letter continued. Therefore, such operations are often “escalated by the unnecessary use of force”.

    Such a concern does not take into account the dangers for a potential victim, but rather exonerates the perpetrator in advance, since the latter is often in such an “exceptional situation”.

    The Social Psychiatric Service has been recommended as an alternative to the police and “a much better option”. However, the authors noted that this service could only be of use if the person concerned has given their consent. They do not speculate as to how they expect the alleged sex offender to give this consent. Elsewhere, in fact, they concede that he has so far not shown any willingness to change his behaviour: “Sometimes it is hardly possible to talk to him.”

    The Berlin police reacted with incomprehension to the AStA’s text. “Advising victims of sexual violence not to press charges can have long-lasting consequences for the psyche of the person affected,” said spokesperson Beate Ostertag. “The feeling of powerlessness and helplessness that arises in the experience of the crime can become entrenched.”

    In addition, she stressed, there are possibilities under the law on the prevention of danger to protect further victims from assault, if necessary. The university has already been contacted about the matter, Ostertag added.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Thousands of Flemish farmers block roads in Brussels against nitrogen policy

    BrusselsMore than 2500 farmers from Belgium's Dutch-speaking Flanders region gathered at Brussels' central Arts-Loi street and blocked roads with tractors toward Brussels to protest the regional government's plan to limit nitrogen emissions.

    Orban: EU energy sanctions costing citizens billions

    BudapestHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned that some western states could soon send troops to Ukraine. He also criticized the fact that the EU sanctions against Russia had cost Hungarian taxpayers tens of billions of euros.

    Italy: New leader of the Social Democrats is one of Soros’ ‘preferred politicians’

    RomeDuring the election campaign, Elly Schlein presented herself as the standard-bearer of the poorest. However, her background and previous work raise doubts about her honesty.

    UK greenhouses shut down due to high energy costs

    LondonIn Great Britain, a particularly depressing facet of the crisis is now showing its first contours - and thus anticipating what is likely to happen in other European countries in the near future: because of the exploding energy prices, agriculture is being strangled and fresh produce has to be rationed.

    Lisbon opens borders to all Portuguese speakers

    LisbonNot only the German and Italian governments keep opening new paths for immigration. Portugal, too, has opened a Pandora's box and is paving the way for possibly millions of non-European immigrants to the EU – something which is not mentioned by the mainstream media.

    Illegal immigration to Italy has reached its highest level ever

    RomeIn Italy, despite the overwhelming right-wing electoral success in September, there is still nothing to be seen of the promised asylum turnaround – on the contrary. Giorgia Meloni has been in office for five months, but the arrivals of migrants in Italy have doubled compared to the previous year.

    Dismantling diplomacy with ‘feminist foreign policy’

    BudapestGerman Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) wants to counter German security issues abroad with feminist politics. Gender training, LGBTQ events and quotas are now part of their new guidelines, which are intended to bring about "cultural change". The German ambassador to Hungary, Julia Gross, provided an embarrassing example.

    Germans demand investigation of Nord Stream sabotage

    BerlinAfter the sensational revelations by US investigative reporter Seymour Hersh about the perpetrators of the Nord Stream attacks on September 26, 2022, the German government has remained silent. It does not want to comment on Hersh's research results, according to which the pipelines were blown up by Americans and Norwegians.

    Macron mulling withdrawal of Putin’s Legion of Honour award

    ParisAt the end of Jacques Chirac's term in 2007, France and Russia still maintained cordial relations. During his speech at a tripartite summit, the French president had even mentioned bilateral relations that were "excellent in all respects, particularly in the fields of energy, infrastructure and aeronautics".

    UN dossier sounds the alarm : ISIS cells eye Balkan route

    New YorkThe risk that terrorists could reach the Mediterranean coasts is growing. A UN dossier has warned that jihadists have been crossing the Balkans in attempts to reach the EU.

    Go to archive