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European Court rules incest conviction did not breach German couple’s human rights


A German man who fathered four children with his sister – and then claimed an incest conviction breached his human rights – has lost his European court case.

Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski argued they had rights to privacy and family life, which they say were violated when German courts jailed Steubing for 14 months in 2005.

The European Court of Human Rights, in Strasbourg, France, ruled Germany was entitled to ban incest.

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