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Barley extended the right to compensation for homosexual

gay, after the second world war, because of their sexual orientation to be prosecuted, which would receive an enhanced entitlement to compensation. Minister of justice Barley introduced a Directive.

Who's been persecuted in the Federal Republic of Germany or the former GDR because of consensual homosexual acts criminal, to be better compensated. A corresponding Directive to the previous Paragraph 175 of the criminal code had entered into force, informed the Federal Ministry of justice. This Directive provides that compensation can be paid if it has been given against the Person concerned has an investigation or in custody sat. So far, a final conviction was necessary.

Sex between men was made in the Federal Republic up to 1994, under penalty. A similar scheme existed in the GDR. Basis of the paragraph 175 was, since the end of the 19th century. Century was the Nazis again intensified. In 1994, he was removed from the criminal code.

According to the Ministry of justice were convicted after 1945, almost 70,000 people in the East and the West because of this Law. Significantly more people had determination procedures and were systematically discriminated against and criminalised.

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