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Denmark MPs pass anti-refugee law




Despite protest by international human rights organisations, the Danish parliament has passed a bill considered to be detrimental to refugees.

The law in-the-making is a package of measures which deters refugees from seeking asylum, including confiscating valuables to pay for their stay.

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The bill which was passed by an overwhelming majority on Tuesday also includes extended family reunification among refugees from one year to three years also allows the confiscation of refugees’ cash exceeding 10,000 kroner ($1,450).

A human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe said the law could violate fundamental property rights comparing it to Nazi Germany, which confiscated the goods of Jews during World War II.



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