In Thuringia a dispute has broken out about whether crimes committed by asylum seekers are being systematically concealed. The ruling Left party has demanded that such charges must be backed up with factual evidence. Now an explosive email has apparently surfaced.
According to a newspaper report, in Thuringia police have been given instructions not to provide information about incidents in asylum centres under certain circumstances. The "Freie Wort" on Thursday quoted an email from Nordhausen Regional Police Management on 4 February of this year.
According to the newspaper, it says that for "deployments in asylum centres that have no external effect," no "press release should be created". The police should only react to "any questions that may occur" from media representatives. Information should only be provided about major incidents such as fires or mass brawls.
... On Saturday, the head of the police trade union, Kai Christ, reinforced his accusations against the Interior Ministry. The police were called to asylum centres on an almost daily basis - "in every asylum centre, almost every day," he explained. "These crimes are systematically concealed."Source