Chechens open Clan war: Threatens the gang fight in Germany?

It is almost civil war-like conditions that rocked the French city of Dijon at the weekend. Pictures and Videos of burning cars and part heavily-armed, masked i

Chechens open Clan war: Threatens the gang fight in Germany?

It is almost civil war-like conditions that rocked the French city of Dijon at the weekend. Pictures and Videos of burning cars and part heavily-armed, masked individuals are circulating in the social networks. People with batons, but also assault rifles are seen. What's behind it?

the Background to the riots is a conflict between violent Chechens and a gang of inhabitants with North African roots in a suburb. Was triggered by a 16-year-old Chechen. "The Boy is caught between the two fronts, as a Balkan-born and North African groups have conducted their drug business," says Christian Osthold, an expert on Chechnya and Islamism in an interview with FOCUS Online. The North African group to have been beaten by the boys then in the hospital.

"we wanted To bring the perpetrators to justice"

the reaction to The fact follows on the foot. In the radio station "France Bleu" was Eric Mathais, the public Prosecutor of Dijon, it had been on three consecutive days around 140 Chechens after the Call in the social networks in the city of in the Region of Burgundy. Alone in the night from Friday to Saturday, about 100 persons are to be arrived. Your motive is for Osthold clear: "we want To put the alleged perpetrators to justice." AP A car burns in the Wake of the riots in the French Dijon.

It came to violent riots. Several people were injured, Reports the news Agency AFP, some seriously, including the owner of a Pizzeria, is said to have been hit by shots. Until Monday there should have been four arrests given.

expert draws two conclusions from Dijon-incident

For Chechnya-expert Osthold the case of two respects is instructive. "The action shows that a large degree of internal cohesion is strong," he says. Means: Violent Chechens are able to within the shortest period of time over a greater distance in a large group to come together and intervene. Many Chechens saw such incidents as attacks on the collective, which would have to be answered immediately, explained Osthold. He had "no doubt" that Germany persons to Dijon travelled. Reuters people walk in the suburb of Gresilles in a burned out car ran past.

in Addition, the incident is evidence of the "high potential for Violence" within the grouping, according to the expert. "You wanted revenge here. The incident was regarded as a defamation, which must be atoned for.“ About the experts

Christian Osthold historian, and deals mainly with the issues of Islam and Migration. Osthold is an expert on Chechnya, occurs in television and Radio and consults with various partners from the world of politics and society.

Also, Germany is still struggling with criminal Chechen Clans

Also in Germany, the authorities are confronted again and again with violent Chechen Clans. An analysis of the division Serious and Organised crime of the Federal criminal police office (BKA) last year, revealed that in this country criminals, Chechen groups have a disproportionately high level of violence.

However, it is only a marginal part of the up to 50,000 North Caucasians living in Germany, this violent scene is assigned to. The BKA said last year of a hard core of 200 people, the you keep due to their role in organized crime in the eye. "It has changed to my knowledge so far, nothing", says expert Osthold.

Berlin as a Hotspot for criminal activity

As a Hotspot for criminal activities of Chechen groups, he called Berlin. Here criminal Chechens would Hirschen increasingly in organised crime, such as drug trafficking, to interfere, and the "space", about a Kurdish-Arab families-and rock-groups competition.

be able to escalate That there are conflicts on the road easily, and shows a case from the year 2016. At the time, a police of known drug dealer died in the middle of Berlin-Charlottenburg by a car bomb. The trail quickly led to the criminal Chechen scene. Complete the case was investigated but never. dpa/Paul Zinken In the Explosion of a car bomb in the year 2016 in Berlin-Charlottenburg died in a city known Dealer.

Dijon Threaten similar scenes in Germany?

Despite the high violence of the criminal Chechens expert Osthold sees "no reason to believe" that in Germany a similar incident in Dijon is possible. "That can lead to larger conflicts, as we have seen in the last few years, Yes. A case in Dijon, I don't think in Germany, but probably.“

His assumption, he reasoned, even with the security measures in Germany. "In the case of the incidents in Dijon, I have seen fully automatic weapons. That happens actually only in the case of terrorist attacks. In Germany it is much harder to get weapons of war approach,“ he explains.

in The specific case of France, the interior has sent to the Ministry only after three days of special operations troops to Dijon. Osthold, the German police is not able to respond to such extreme situations faster and more reliable. "In France, it was the first, so that the state could not intervene, and there is not enough police were on the spot. That would not be in Germany, certainly not the case.“

with Agency material

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Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 12:26

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