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Denmark

2019

18

Jan

Want to be Danish? You’d better shake hands

Afghan-born Sakandar Khan, 30, was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark’s immigration minister under a new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalization process. “This is a huge thing for me. I am thrilled,” the former practicing Muslim dressed in shirt and tie said with […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Euro News , Reuters

2018

21

Dec

Denmark, with an eye on Muslims, requires new citizens to shake hands

Denmark will require anyone who takes Danish citizenship to shake hands at the naturalization ceremony, under a law passed on Thursday, which lawmakers say is aimed at Muslims who refuse on religious grounds to touch members of the opposite sex. The law has prompted strong reactions from some of the mayors who must conduct such […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , NewYork Times

20

Dec

Denmark to hold foreign criminals on tiny island

The Danish parliament on Thursday passed the 2019 budget, including a proposal to hold foreign criminals on a tiny island. The plan has been criticized by the United Nations human rights chief and is viewed by many as a symbol of Denmark’s increasingly tough stance on immigration. “People think this is not the solution to […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

03

Dec

Denmark to banish immigrants to remote island

Foreigners sentenced to deportation are to be banished to a remote island off the coast of Denmark, the country’s government has announced. Finance minister Kristian Jensen said the criminals will be detained at a facility on Lindholm, an uninhabited seven-hectare island in the province of Vordingborg. The tough scheme was set up as part of […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: CNN Türk

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