German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (L) and German Justice Minister Heiko Maas leave after a press conference on security reforms after the Berlin truck attack in Berlin, on January 10, 2017. / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN
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German ministers Tuesday announced plans for security reforms in response to the deadly militant attack on a Berlin Christmas market, including electronic ankle bracelets for extremists considered potentially violent.German security services list 548 Islamists considered "threats to public security" who have lived or currently reside in Germany – a list that included Amri.Under the proposed new laws, rejected asylum-seekers could be placed in pre-deportation custody for up to 18 months – up from three months now – if they are considered a threat. Discord, however, continues about other proposals – including a plan by de Maiziere to streamline the country's federal and state-level domestic intelligence agencies, which has already been rejected by some of Germany's 16 states.
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