Posted on July 28, 2017

Austria: Journalist Bit Police Officer’s Leg While Trying to Prevent Migrant Deportation

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, July 28, 2017

A journalist from Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung has been suspended after she attempted to prevent the deportation of a Chechen family and attacked a police officer by biting them in the leg.

The journalist, 51-year-old Ines Scholz has been suspended from her job after claims that she attacked a police officer during an attempt at deporting a family of Chechen migrants to Poland. She is said to be the spouse of the grandfather of the children who also lived in the apartment Austrian newspaper Heute reports.

The Chechen family set to be deported, a 34-year-old, a 38-year-old and their six children, had been living in the Austrian capital of Vienna since Autumn of 2016. Police raided the apartment in which they all lived in order to deport them back to Poland under the European Union’s Dublin Regulations.

Ms Scholz released a statement through the pro-migrant group “Asylum in Need” saying the police would not let her into the apartment initially and so she told them she was a journalist. She said she put her head in-between the door frame and held the officer by the leg and said police were spreading “false rumours” that she bit the officer.

Both Scholz and her partner, Chechen-born refugee Vaha Banjaev, are facing charges of resisting state authority.