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Denmark

2018

08

Oct

Denmark: Nazi-inspired draft law proposes 12 years imprisonment for criticizing NATO

A new draft bill proposed by the Danish Ministry of Justice is considered to try to put an end to the freedom of speech, especially on issues regarding the NATO. According to Danish Arbejderen news portal, the Justice Ministry prepares a law according to which even the sharing of any critical articles or views that […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: In Defence of Communism , Sputnik

26

Sep

Danish police investigate officer who hugged niqab-wearing protester

A Copenhagen policewoman is being investigated for embracing a niqab-wearing protester during a demonstration against a ban on face veils, the force’s complaints body said on Wednesday. The incident, in which the protester appeared to be crying, was captured by a Reuters photographer on August 1 when a countrywide ban on the wearing of face veils in public took effect. The […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Express Tribune , Sputnik

24

Sep

Danish broadcaster told to scrap promotion of integration, focus on Christianity

The Danish Broadcasting Corporation has signed a new contract with the government, which has been largely influenced by the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party. The fresh edition no longer defines the broadcaster’s mission as being focused on the promotion of integration, but rather is centered on Denmark’s democracy and Christian roots. The Danish government has handed […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Sputnik

05

Sep

Turkish tourist fined for wearing burqa in Denmark

Police in Denmark say they fined a Turkish tourist 1,000 kroner ($155) after she entered a police station to renew her visa wearing a full-face covering. Police in Aarhus, western Denmark, say the 48-year-old woman wasn’t aware of Denmark’s recent law that makes it unlawful to wear such garments in public. The much-debated “burqa ban” prohibits garments covering the […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Hurriyet Daily News , NTV

02

Aug

Denmark’s ban on Islamic face veils comes into force

Denmark’s controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force on Wednesday, as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment, AFP reported. Denmark in June approved the ban on garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, joining other European countries in doing so. Wearing […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Israel National News , TRT Haber

20

Jun

Court orders Denmark to compensate 18 Iraqis over torture

A court in Denmark has ordered the government to compensate 18 civilians who were tortured during the Iraq war in an operation carried out by Iraqi security forces along with a Danish battalion. In total, 23 plaintiffs had sued Denmark after they were arrested and subjected to “torture and inhumane treatment” in 2004 during operation ‘Green Desert’ […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Al Jazeera

31

May

Denmark passes law banning burqa and niqab

Denmark has joined several European countries in banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, in a move condemned by human rights campaigners as “neither necessary nor proportionate”. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees on Thursday, Danish lawmakers approved the law presented by Denmark’s centre-right governing coalition. The […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Guardian

21

May

Danish integration minister calls Ramadan ‘dangerous’, ‘unsustainable’

Despite the fact that Ramadan is only observed by practicing Muslims, it can also impact the rest of Danish society, Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg of the Liberal Party wrote in an opinion piece published by the BT daily, urging Muslims to take a vacation on Ramadan in order not to endanger the lives of fellow Danes. According to Støjberg, who is known for her hardline stance in immigration […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik News

12

Feb

Denmark’s Social Democrats want to cap ‘non-Western’ asylum seekers

Denmark’s Social Democrats, part of the left-wing opposition and the country’s largest party, on Monday proposed slashing the number of “non-Western” foreigners allowed into the EU member state. “We want to introduce a cap on the number of non-Western foreigners who can come to Denmark,” Social Democrats leader Mette Frederiksen said in a 44-page document […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Local

08

Feb

Denmark to become latest European nation to ban the burqa

The Danish Ministry of Justice has put out a press release indicating that the government is looking to place a ban on full-face Islamic veils and levy a fine on violators. The Ministry of Justice wrote, “In Denmark, we will meet each other properly – face to face,” and added that in order to properly […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: BREITBART