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Inger Støjberg: Denmark's ex-immigration minister convicted over illegal asylum seeker policy
Inger Støjberg was found guilty in a rare impeachment trial and sentenced to 60 days in prison on Monday. The court found that the former minister had neglected her ministerial duties "intentionally or through gross negligence"....[and] providing parliament with "incorrect or misleading information" and agreed that the order had violated Danish law and the European Convention on Human Rights. It was the first time the Court of Impeachment had been convened in Denmark in 26 years.
MPs will now decide whether she can continue to serve as a member of the 179-seat Folketing
In 2016, she initiated the policy of separating minors from their ["]partners["] over concerns that the relationships may have involved forced marriages.... The ["]women["] who were under 18 -- Denmark's legal age of marriage -- said they had consented to their marriages.
Considered an immigration hardliner, Støjbergalso introduced a 2016 law that required newly arrived asylum-seekers to hand over valuables such as jewellery and gold to help pay for their stays in the country.
by Cat on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 07:28:26 PM EST
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