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Migrants who suffer or witness "right-wing" hate crimes will be immune from deportation under proposals put forward by the federal German state of Brandenburg.

The state parliament became the first in Germany to offer migrant victims of crime extra rights last year following a rise in recorded attacks and the new measure is now being pushed by the Ministry of the Interior.

A statement from the ministry said: "In addition to consistently preventing and prosecuting criminal offences, special protection of the victims and special care are necessary if the victims are people of foreign origin."


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