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Amnesty accuses German police of brutality against foreigners

The German police have been accused of ill treating scores of mainly foreign citizens and using disproportionate violence against those they detained in a report published yesterday by the human rights organisation Amnesty International. The 77-page document, entitled “Back in the spotlight – allegations of police ill-treatment and excessive use of force in Germany”, highlighted 20 cases of police brutality investigated by the organisation over the past two years. The report cited at least 12 cases of detainees being punched, kicked and racially abused by police, one incident in which a man died in hospital as a result of a beating sustained in custody, and several cases of unarmed individuals being shot dead by police. Full Story

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