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Eritrean man who pushed child under train was previously poster boy for integration in Switzerland

Eritrean man who pushed child under train was previously poster boy for integration in Switzerland

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The Eritrean man accused of murdering a young boy at a German train station had previously been featured in a Swiss brochure as an example of successful integration, it has emerged. Habte Araya, 40, was pictured in 2017 by the Swiss labour agency which had found him a job, and gave an interview in which he said he ‘liked almost everything about Switzerland’. ‘When I first came communication was difficult because of the language. But that is no longer the case. I like the fact that everyone is helped here regardless of whether they are rich or poor,’ he said at the time. He praised the Swiss education system and said: ‘I want a better and easier life for my children than I had.’ According to the brochure, the labour agency helped him find a job as a fitter for the Zurich transport authority, where he said he hoped to work for 25 years. However, his life appears to have unravelled since then as Swiss police said he was on the run in Germany after a separate incident of violence last…
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