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In forced marriage threatens five years in prison

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HB BERLIN. "Forced marriage is also in Germany a serious problem," said Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere. It is wrong to see this as a tolerable tradition of other cultures. For violations of the law are to threaten to five years in prison. After the draft is also the deadline for the abolition of forced marriage should be extended. According to the ideas of the Federal Government will be given also in Germany, grew up victims of forced marriages abroad, a return of law.

Condition is, however, that the individual is now settled in Germany. In addition, the government tightened the requirements for foreigners to integrate. Must determine immigration authorities before renewal of a residence permit if a foreigner is his duty to fulfill to participate in integration courses.