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Germany: Rise in attacks on asylum seekers a national 'disgrace' - de Maiziere02:40

Germany: Rise in attacks on asylum seekers a national 'disgrace' - de Maiziere

Germany, Berlin
September 23, 2016 at 10:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany's Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, addressed a crowd an event coined 'To think home anew - more security on the ground,' in Berlin on Friday.

De Maiziere took the opportunity to decry the increase in criminal offences carried out against asylum seekers and asylum seekers' institutions, branding the increase in arson, attempted murder and bodily harm a "disgrace." The minister continued, blaming the attacks on those from the "right-wing extremist sector."

The minister went on to explain that the level of crime committed by asylum seekers was not out of the ordinary. Though de Maiziere did state his plans to enforce the 'resident permission law,' stating he hoped that its reform would see many more applicants "voluntarily" depart Germany.

Germany: Rise in attacks on asylum seekers a national 'disgrace' - de Maiziere02:40
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Germany's Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, addressed a crowd an event coined 'To think home anew - more security on the ground,' in Berlin on Friday.

De Maiziere took the opportunity to decry the increase in criminal offences carried out against asylum seekers and asylum seekers' institutions, branding the increase in arson, attempted murder and bodily harm a "disgrace." The minister continued, blaming the attacks on those from the "right-wing extremist sector."

The minister went on to explain that the level of crime committed by asylum seekers was not out of the ordinary. Though de Maiziere did state his plans to enforce the 'resident permission law,' stating he hoped that its reform would see many more applicants "voluntarily" depart Germany.