The number of registered cases of sexual crimes in the Bundeswehr in recent years dramatically increased. About it reports Deutsche Welle with reference to Bild am Sonntag.
According to the Ministry of defence of Germany, especially the increased number of reported alleged cases of rape. Just by 14 November 2017 to the Bundeswehr already recorded 11 cases of rape or attempted rape. For 2016 year such cases there were only five.
Just by the end of September 2017 was announced 187 sexual offences (in 2016 – 128). This number can include inappropriate touching, and more serious violations. It is noted that the number of cases that have occurred until 2017, it was reiterated this year as the victims were not satisfied with the proceedings.
The German defense Ministry is believed to have reduced the number of unreported violations. According to the head of the Ministry of Ursula von der Leyen, the sexual offences that are considered in society to be illegal, will be punished also in the army.
“In the army we strive for an atmosphere of openness in which everyone can claim injustice and violence,” said von der Leyen.
Earlier it was reported that in Poland from October 1, partly opened the register sex offenders, repeat offenders, and pedophiles.
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