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    Abuse of refugees, committed by German security workers in a Burbach’s refugee shelter, caused uproar across the country and drove German police to launch intensive enquiry, as reported by Deutsche Welle on Monday.

    MOSCOW, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - Abuse of refugees, committed by German security workers in a Burbach’s refugee shelter, caused uproar across the country and drove German police to launch intensive enquiry, as reported by Deutsche Welle on Monday.

    "It's a scandal because Germany is not in a position to guarantee the safety of people who have come here seeking protection and refuge, but instead is trying to cut corners and save money wherever possible while turning a blind eye," said Sebastian Fiedler, an expert from the Federation of German Detectives (BDK).

    According to Daily Sabah, two security guards assaulted a man in a refugee center in the city of Burbach, recording and photographing the process on their cell phones. The pictures, which feature smirking uniformed men and a male victim lying on the floor, were made public on Sunday and evoked associations with Guantanamo Bay.

    Fiedler believes that the growing number of refugees in Germany took toll of the quality of security companies’ work.

    "The problem is that contractors don't look closely at applicants' credentials in every single case - in this case, the suspects even had a criminal background," he said in a statement, cited by Deutsche Welle.

    Taking into account the scale of the asylum seekers’ problem, the German government is going to organize an international conference on Syrian refugee crisis in October.

    According to the UN refugee agency, Germany ranks first in terms of asylum claims with 65,700 requests.

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