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Denmark

2020

27

Feb

A man refused to hand in Copenhagen City Hall – so he did not become a Danish citizen

More than 500 people were ready to receive their Danish citizenship at a ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall, but one person had to leave without citizenship. The man refused to lend a hand as part of the ceremonial end, and that had consequences. It tells a member of Copenhagen’s Citizen Representation for the Alternative, Badar […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , Berlingske

08

Jan

‘Unacceptable for people’: Danish asylum centre slammed in anti-torture report

The committee called the centre at Ellebæk in North Zealand “unacceptable for people”. The Strasbourg-based European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) is the anti-torture committee of the Council of Europe. The report is based on visits to Ellebæk and other detention centres including Nykøbing Falster Arrest. Both facilities house migrants who are under arrest […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Local

2019

23

Dec

Denmark denied refugees asylum by arguing it’s safe for them to go home to Syria

A seemingly small ruling in Denmark is alarming refugee advocates that a new precedent could be set for Europe to send Syrians seeking asylum back to their war-torn home. On Tuesday, Denmark’s Refugee Appeals Board denied asylum requests by three Syrian women, arguing that they didn’t face any individual dangers in returning to their hometown of Damascus, […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , WP

18

Nov

Denmark pays 71 Syrians to leave country

71 Syrians have been paid since May 1st this year by the Danish state to leave the country and return home, figures from the Danish Refugee Council show. Each left the country with at least 140,000 kroner paid to them by the Danish state through an incentive scheme introduced under the previous government. None had […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: EN , The Local

29

Oct

The Danish anti-migration politicians Rasmus Paludan held another of his provocative meetings

Rasmus Paludan, leader of the immigration-critical Danish party Stram Kurs (“Hard Line”), was evacuated by the police after being attacked with powerful firecrackers during a campaign meeting in the imigrant-dense area of Tingbjerg. “He was evacuated after holding the demonstration for 20 minutes”, Leif Hansen of the Copenhagen Police told Danish TV2. As seen in the […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik

08

Jul

Denmark’s new government to change rule for refugees

Advocated for by the Social Liberal party, refugees may no longer risk having their residency revoked by the government if they have been employed for two years or more. The ‘paradigm change’ bill passed earlier this year made it more likely that all people granted asylum will eventually be sent back to their source countries if […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Euro News , The Local

03

Jun

Danish far-right members burn Quran in capital

Activists of a far-right group burned a copy of the Quran and unfurled a banner saying “Europe is ours” in the Danish capital to protest against the iftar (fast-breaking) gathering of Muslims on Saturday. Members of Stram Kurs — anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic party — tried to provoke people by burning a copy of Quran during […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: AA , AA

30

May

Rasmus Paludan: Muslims should not be integrated – they must be sent home

No democracy has ever managed to integrate large quantities of Muslims, and the reason is that it is impossible. We must send Muslims out of the country again so that the Danes can feel safe again, writes Rasmus Paludan in his chronicle in the party leader series, where Information places the chronicle for the 13 authorized […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Information

07

May

New far-right party seen entering Danish parliament

A new Danish far-right party that wants Islam banned and hundreds of thousands of Muslims deported could win seats in Denmark’s parliament in an upcoming election, an opinion poll showed on Monday. The party ‘Stram Kurs’, which means Hard Line, was founded in 2017 by lawyer Rasmus Paludan who first came to public attention by […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , Euro News

06

May

Danish far-right party calling for Muslim deportation to stand in election

A far-right political party demanding the deportation of all Muslims and the preservation of the country for its “ethnic community” will be on the ballot paper in Denmark for the first time, in a general election due to be called within days. The Stram Kurs, or Hard Line party, led by Rasmus Paludan – a […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian