A gay Serbian couple was reportedly almost beaten to death earlier this week by the residents of an asylum home they were staying at in Germany.
As Breitbart reports, Javid Nabiyev, a gay rights campaigner, posted a video on his Facebook page in which he claimed that two Serbian men who fled their country and sought asylum in Germany were nearly beaten to death at the asylum home they were staying in, resulting both of them being admitted to hospital.
Although Serbia is considered a safe country to many, Nabiyev said the couple who was attacked fled from their homeland due to violent threats from their family.
Javid Nabiyev talking about the homophobic attack, which gay couple from #Serbia faced in #Germany, in one of the refugee camps.Note (After shared phobic comments):Dear followers and people which sharing their fullish Islamaphobia. We shouldn't care about the faith of that person. So please keep your Islamaphobia away from this page and from our thoughts. Because, Homophobia and Transphobia has no race, religion! By this video as Javid Nabiyev explained, aim was to give light of problems on system, and policy.
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Nabiyev went on to say that the couple tried to hide their sexuality, and were encouraged to do so by social workers.
The hospitalized couple contacted reportedly Nabiyev months before the attack as they felt uncomfortable with their asylum home.
Although Nabiyev attempted to transfer the couple to another residence, he was unable to do so as authorities did not deem the couple to be in any danger.
“They don’t want to believe you about your situation when you are complaining in a verbal way,” Nabiyev said in his video. “How many people should face this kind of attack, to make all of you believe, to convince you, our situation is urgent?”
“How many people should face this kind of attack, to make all of you believe, to convince you, our situation is urgent?” he said while addressing the authorities.
The attacker, who was not named, was reportedly arrested and questioned by police but was released afterward, right back into the same asylum home in which he allegedly beat the Serbian couple.