Posted by Neil Hague - memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 10 March 2024

Syrian refugee in ‘fawning’ BBC documentary raped child seven times

A Syrian refugee who was the subject of “fawning” coverage on the BBC’s Newsnight has been convicted of the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Omar Badreddin and his brother Mohamed, along with two others, were handed a combined 38.5-year sentence for the rape of a 13-year-old girl abused between August 2018 and April 2019.
The victim said that her attackers “tortured” her and made her life a “living nightmare”. Omar Badreddin raped her on at least seven occasions, and threatened to kill her or take her to another country if she failed to comply.
The Badreddin family were the subject of 2016 documentary “To hell and back: the story of a Syrian family given refuge in the UK”. The show documented the family’s 11-month journey from Syria to Newcastle as part of the Syrian refugee resettlement program.

During the production, the BBC became aware of criminal proceedings against Omar, then aged 18, who was accused of the sexual assault of a 14-year-old-girl.
The trial lasted two weeks, before the request of the defence barristers to throw out the case was accepted. The defence argued that significant translation errors made during police interrogation invalidated the evidence. Omar and the other accused were unable to speak English.

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