The Zurich High Court sentenced a 34-year-old Syrian today, Tuesday, to eight years in prison and a deportation from the country for a period of 15 years. One morning, the man suddenly stood in the apartment of a woman he did not know and raped her.
The 34-year-old surprisingly made a full confession in the high court, although he had always stressed that the student was an acquaintance of his and was making a big deal out of the matter.
On Tuesday, however, he read a statement in which he asked the raped student for forgiveness. “I am very sorry that I hurt her body and her soul.” He would do anything to make her feel better.
The high court reduced the first-instance sentence by one year. Last year, the Zurich District Court had sentenced him to nine years imprisonment and 15 years expulsion from the country.
On the morning…
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