Three weeks after the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, Germany says it wants to put ankle tags on people judged to be potential attackers. And it wants to fast-track deportations of illegal immigrants. But is too little, too late?
The German government has presented its new plans for keeping the country safe from terrorism. They involve ankle tags and extended pre-deportation incarceration - but critics wonder if it will make a difference.
A 26-year-old rejected asylum seeker who went on a knifing rampage in a Hamburg supermarket is being held on one count of murder and five of attempted murder. The case has reopened debate on deportation procedures.
Just weeks after a spate of attacks in Kabul forced Germany to halt deportations to Afghanistan, plans for more flights are reportedly afoot. Failed Afghan asylum-seekers could be forced home as early as next week.
German politicians are falling over each other to come up with new security measures to prevent terrorist attacks. Ideas ranging from centralizing databases to electronic ankle tags for suspects are being mooted.
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