Germany is to compensate more than 50,000 men who were jailed for their sexual orientation under an old law. Paragraph 175 continued to be applied until the late 1960s. The plans, which will see 30 million euros ($33.6 million) set aside to compensate homosexuals convicted under an old law for their sexual preferences, were revealed by the German daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ) on Saturday.
Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD) told the paper that compensation would “depend on concrete individual cases,” taking sentence duration into consideration. A draft law, set to be formally announced this month, will provide for “relatively uncomplicated” … continue reading