German Neo-fascists join an anti-immigration rally
A statement from the ministry said: “In addition to consistently preventing and prosecuting criminal offences, special protection of the victims and special care are necessary if the victims are people of foreign origin.”
Refugees arrive in Germany after Angela Merkel opened the country’s borders
Special protection of the victims and special care are necessary if the victims are people of foreign origin
The regional parliament also agreed “to ask the regional government to make sure that victims of right-wing violent crimes are offered the possibility of being issued with residence permits and tolerances”.
Migrants who commit a crime, or share responsibility for a violent incident when in Germany, will be exempt from the proposed new rule.
Far-right protesters stage an anti-immigration march
According to the decree, such crimes in Brandenburg increased by 23 per cent in 2015 – the year the Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s borders to more than one million imigrants.