A rise in reports of sex abuse in the German army (Bundeswehr) is positive, according to German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen. She said the increase suggests an “atmosphere of openness” the army has tried to foster under her leadership.

According to defence ministry figures cited in the Bild am Sonntag tabloid newspaper on November 19, the number of alleged sex offenses reported in the German army rose sharply this year.

As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international b...


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