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Tanganyika (Treatment Of Natives)
16 July 1936
Volume 314
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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received a report from the Governor of Tanganyika on the grounds for the decision taken to cancel the deportation of Baron von Bultzingslowen, who had been convicted in a Tanganyika court of flogging a native and recommended for deportation?

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Yes, Sir; the Governor has reported that he decided, with the unanimous concurrence of the Executive Council, not to accept the recommendation for expulsion, on the general ground that a very grave offence had been sufficiently expiated by the sentence of imprisonment. This decision was taken in virtue of the discretion vested in the Governor-in-Council under the Expulsion of Undesirables Ordinance. It was communicated to Baron von Bultzingslowen as long ago as the 17th January, and, in the circumstances, it is not possible for me to intervene in the matter.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the torture inflicted on a native by Mrs. Schmitz and her brother Gustav Wecker by twisting rope round the head of the native until there was a rupture of the blood vessels; and whether it is proposed to allow these persons to remain in the territory of Tanganyika?

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I have received a report on this case. The Governor of Tanganyika states that Mrs. Schmitz is leaving the territory shortly. Herr Wecker is being allowed to remain there.