Gay refugee told: if police sexually assaulted you, you can only blame yourself: Authorities initially blamed him for not doing more to report sexual and physical assault at the hands of police

On Feb 8, 2017 Gay Star News reported: A gay Tunisian refugee should have done more to report sexual abuse to the police – even though it was the police who abused him.
That’s according to German officials who initially turned down his asylum case.
The 28-year-old was ‘partially out’ as a gay man in Tunisia.
This was enough to get him arrested by the Tunisian police. Once in custody they physically and sexually assaulted him.
The full details of what they did to him are not known. But beatings in custody and ‘anal probe tests’ are well-documented in Tunisia.
‘Anal probe tests’ are widely considered by human rights organizations to be torture.
He then fled to Germany.
In an asylum hearing, he told the authorities being able to live as an openly gay man, and to ‘represent the queer community on the street’, was important to him.s
But German authorities turned him down for asylum. They said he had not done enough to report to the police their fellow officers had assaulted him.

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