“Austria: Police told woman attacked by Rapefugees to dye her blonde hair, stop dressing “sexy” & not travel alone”
When 20-year-old Sabina (pictured) was brutally beaten by a group of Afghan refugees for being blonde,
she mistakenly thought police would want to arrest and charge the offenders.
A student attacked by a gang of four men has accused police of blaming her because she had blonde hair and sexy clothing.
The 20-year-old, who was hospitalised after the attack by four men in which she was beaten and robbed, told Heute newspaper: “I felt so helpless.”
“I had been standing on the platform waiting for the train when a man came up to me and spoke to me in a foreign language. He then started putting his hands through my hair and made it clear that in his cultural background there were hardly any blonde women. I told him to go away, and for a short while he really did go away.”
“But it was only to get his pals and a bit later he came back with three others. They stole my handbag and my cards.”
After being treated at hospital for bruising to her head, shoulder and elbow as well as her spine and hips, she went to police.
And her distress had turned to anger when police had told her that she should change her hair colour and should not have been travelling alone after 8pm on public transport.