Man arrested for murder of Israeli students in Melbourne: ‘She was not even in a dangerous country’

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of an Israeli universiteitsstudente in Melbourne. The case does the anger about violence against women, flare up in Australia.

The 21-year-old exchange student Aiia Maasarwe was overnight on the way home on the university campus when she was attacked. When she was with her sister in Israel to the call, say the authorities. According to a familielied she did that often in order to feel more secure.

Her body was Wednesday morning near the La Trobe University found.

The police has, meanwhile, a 20-year-old suspect arrested. But more details she gives, not yet. Earlier, the detectives from the students for her death, it was raped. ‘We suspect that this is a random attack, ” said inspector Andrew Stamper Thursday.

The sister of Aiia Maasarwe worried and has the police reportedly contacted approximately at the same time that the body was found. In the spalling of the conversation with her sister, she heard, according to the inspector the phone fall and also vote.

Her uncle Abed Katane describes her as an ” excellent student, full of life’. “She was not in a dangerous country, and yet we have to be such a painful news.’


The murder caused a lot of outrage in Australia, and has the debate about violence against women again do flare up. The student is the second woman in seven months in a similar manner, is murdered in Melbourne. In June, the 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon on the way home killed. In 2012, it was also the Irish woman Jill Meagher was raped and murdered in Melbourne. He was followed to experience protests.

The Australian human rights commission says that the country has an ‘alarming high rate of violence against women. “Nothing will change until we ourselves change,” says Daniel Andrews, premier of the state of Victoria. “Until we stop “bad men” to blame, while the sexist attitudes in our society that create them ignore it.’

The Australian government has an action plan announced.

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