German Court Decision Asylum Seeker Benefits Ruled Inhumane

Asylum seekers in Germany are entitled to receive the same level of benefits as the country's welfare recipients, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday, saying that current levels are inhumane. Payments to refugees -- unchanged since 1993 -- are to be increased immediately.
Asylum seekers in Giessen, Germany in 2010.

Asylum seekers in Giessen, Germany in 2010.

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kla -- with wire reports