Thousands of men jailed for being gay to be given payout

Thousands of men jailed for being gay to be given payout

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Around 5,000 gay men are expected to make a claim (Picture: Getty Images)

Thousands of gay men jailed for their sexuality in Germany are expected to get a piece of £27 million in compensation.

The money will be split between gay men who were convicted under an old German law, which was enforced up until the late 1960s

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Since the end of World War II, more than 140,000 were arrested with 50,000 officially sentenced for being gay, according to Süddeutsche.

Many imprisoned had previously been thrown into Nazi concentration camps.

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