30 on trial for migrant abuse
THIRTY people have gone on trial in Germany for allegedly abusing migrants physically and mentally at an asylum centre in 2014.
The defendants, who went on trial yesterday in the district court in the town of Siegen, include security guards and employees at the centre in Burbach, a small town about 100km east of Bonn.
The German news agency dpa reported that they are charged with 50 cases of illegal restraint, severe bodily harm and theft.
The case became public when a video showing scenes of the abuse was leaked to the media and created an outcry in the country.