People were heartbroken and up in arms after seeing CCTV video footage of a man brutally kicking a woman down a flight of stairs at a Berlin metro subway station. The man is 28-year-old Svetoslav Stoykov and he was sentenced to two years and 11 months in Prison. While imprisoned at Berlin’s Heidering Prison, Stoykov has himself become the victim of violent behavior.
According to reports:
Last Friday, some other inmates at the prison hid their faces with T-shirts and rushed into Stoykov’s cell to attack him after a prison guard opened his cell door at at 4.05pm.
Stoykov had apparently been relaxing on a couch at the time, and was beaten by a group of prisoners who quickly dispersed and was also later raped by several inmates in the shower.
According to a police investigator for the Brandenburg police:
He screamed so loud in fear and pain that the guard even heard him through the closed door and immediately ran back.
The prison guard hurried to sound the alarm, and all inmates were soon locked back up in their cells.
The police investigator has added how Stoykov is not safe within the prison:
Out of security grounds, he will be transferred to another prison. In Berlin’s prisons he is not safe.
During the trial, Judge Busch said:
The accused kicked her with full force. His unsuspecting and defenceless victim did not know the attack was coming.
Because the act took place in a public space, in which we all move constantly, something like this could have happened to all of us.
Stoykov had cried during the trial, making the following statement:
I swear by my children. I never wanted to cause pain. I must have lost myself.
You can watch the CCTV footage which shocked the world below: