Protecting Criminals' Rights: Court OrdersOverhaul ofPreventive Detention Laws

4th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Violent criminals and sex offenders who have been held indefinitely under the German practice of preventive detention, despite having already served their sentences, will now be set free, the country's top court ruled on Wednesday. Police leaders and charities have reacted with concern, warning of a danger to the public.

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