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Racist action to take : In East Germany daily five victims of right-wing violence

the rights of acts of violence have been recorded in East Germany at a worrying high level. The reported Association of the counselling centres for victims of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence (VBRG) on Tuesday before the press in Berlin. In Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia were registered accordingly, in the past year 1212, to the right, racist and anti-Semitic attacks.

In East Germany, and Berlin in 2018 daily and at least five people are victims of right-wing violence.

Under the 1789 directly Affected were also more than 250 children and young people, the VBRG. Racism was, as in previous years, by far the most common motive for the murder. Two-thirds of all attacks (793 cases) were racially motivated and directed in large part against Refugees, immigrants and black Germans. Other victims of right-wing violence are often alleged political opponents.

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to be feared In comparison to the previous year, the number of the victims of consulting increased in Eastern Germany and Berlin in 2018 registered rights violence a total of around eight per cent: in terms of population the number of racist and right-wing violence in Berlin (8,6 attacks per 100,000 population), Saxony (from 7.8 attacks per 100,000 inhabitants) and Thuringia (to 7.5 attacks per 100,000 inhabitants) has increased significantly. In Brandenburg (7 attacks per 100,000 population), Saxony-Anhalt (6,9 attacks per 100,000 inhabitants) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (6 attacks per 100,000 population) has stabilized rights violence on a high level and decreased in comparison to 2017 easily.

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"For 2019, we fear an increase in right-wing violence, particularly in the context of the state election battles in the state of Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia," said Robert Kusche from the VBRG.

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The discrepancy between the PMK to the Right of the law-enforcement Figures, authorities, and the Figures of the East German victims ' counselling centres is increasing, despite the recent Reform of the Definition of Politically motivated crime (PMK). In 2017, the Federal criminal police office had been established for the entire Federal territory only 821 of the rights of hate violence, while the victims had the advice documented in the Eastern German länder and Berlin in the same year, 1123 rights attacks. "The official Figures only the light field of the displayed and correctly classified deeds again – this is only a small part of the true threat of right-wing violence," said Matthias Quent, a sociologist and Director of the Institute for democracy and civil society in Jena.

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Quent demanded once again that the difference of a permanent independent Commission of experts should be examined. This also applies to the deadly Dimension of right-wing violence. During victim counseling centers of at least 183 fatalities of right-wing violence out since 1990, acknowledges the Federal Ministry of the interior only 84 deaths. This also includes the 27-year-old homosexual Christopher W., of the 18. Tortured to April 2018 in the Saxon town of Aue of the three known to police-Right to death and abused.

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