The family of a government employee blames politicians for covering up crimes and not doing enough to ensure their daughter’s safety after she was brutally murdered by a refugee Monday.
Alexandra Mezher, 22, was single-handedly overseeing a group of 10 teenage refugees when she was fatally stabbed after trying to break up a fight.
“It’s the Swedish politicians’ fault that she is dead,” one of the woman’s cousins told newspaper Expressen. “Our emotions are at the bottom. We need to know the truth. Everyone needs to know what happened at the end,” another relative added.
The murder follows a spree of violence at refugee centers with 322 reported cases in 2015 alone. In the week leading up to the fatal stabbing Monday, a knife fight broke out at one refugee center and police had to flee from a riot at another location. (RELATED: 15-Year-Old Refugee Brutally Kills Woman Who Took Care Of Him)
“I was mentally prepared to fight for my life,” a police officer said in his police report from the riot, accoring to newspaper VLT. “We were 10 police officers trapped in the hallway. I heard someone scream to head for the exit.”
The unprecedented violence is putting a huge strain on resources at the moment, according to National Chief of Police Dan Eliasson.
“We are forced to respond to the violence at refugee centers in much more than what people realize,” Eliasson told news agency TT Monday. “In some areas of Sweden it is eating up significant resources of the police.”
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the crime scene Monday but refused to answer any questions regarding immigration policy, simply calling the murder “a tragedy.”
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