Albanian Murderer Allowed to Stay in UK to Continue Asylum Application
A convicted Albanian murderer who arrived illegally by boat in England has been granted permission by a local immigration court to pursue an asylum claim.
Mariglen Shoshari, a 31-year-old convicted murderer from Albania who arrived in Britain after crossing the English Channel illegally, will be allowed to try to claim asylum in the United Kingdom, despite Albania being considered a safe country by the British government.
Upon reaching British soil in October, Shoshari was brought to the Mansion asylum centre whereupon he was given the opportunity to apply for asylum.
In a questionnaire filled out by the Albanian migrant, he admitted that had previously been convicted of murder and firearms offences in Greece in 2012. Shoshari received an 18-and-a-half-year sentence but was evidently set free after serving less than half of his sentence.
After admitting to his previous convictions, he was charged with arriving in the United Kingdom without valid entry clearance — a charge that all illegal immigrants should theoretically be charged with but rarely are.
Shoshari appeared before the Folkestone Magistrates’ Court where he plead guilty to the charge. While he was sentenced to 60 days in jail and a fine of £154 upon his release, the court further decided to allow the illegal migrant murderer to remain in the country while his asylum claim is processed.