Eight asylum seekers from the same family have been found guilty of gang-raping a German tourist in Austria. The blind German woman was drunk during the attack. Police escorted suspected ringleader Alaa Al-J. (right), Mohammed Al-A. (red t-shirt) and Mustafa Al-J. (covering his face) into the court for an appearance in February. (Daily Mail)

The Daily Mail reported:

Eight asylum seekers from the same family have been found guilty of gang-raping a German tourist in Austria and jailed for between nine and 13 years.

The Iraqi nationals had gone on trial in the Austrian capital, Vienna, accused of the New Year’s Eve 2015 attack on the 28-year-old teacher.

Prosecutors had originally charged nine men with ‘abuse of a defenceless person and rape in a very humiliating and agonising way for the victim.’

But the court on Thursday dismissed charges against one of the suspects. A court statement said that the victim has been awarded 25,000 euros in damages.

All eight convicted men – who cannot be deported because Iraq is deemed too unsafe for them to return to – launched immediate appeals against their sentences.