Polygamy is banned in Germany – but many officials “turn a blind eye” to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, according to the German newspaper Bild.
Justice minister Heiko Maas said: “We need to look very carefully. Forced marriages, we can not tolerate, and certainly not when underage girls are involved.
“Everyone must abide by rules and laws, whether they grew up here or are new. The law is equal for all.”
UN sanctions against Germany imminent.