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Denmark plans to relieve unwanted immigrants to the small remote island

December 6, 2018 World 0 Views Denmark plans to ban rejected immigrants or persons with criminal acts to Lindholm, a…

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Denmark tries to ban migrants whose applications have been denied or have a criminal record for a small remote island which currently contains a crematorium and laboratories.

The plan adopted Friday of the middle The right government and the right party of the right party, who hold a majority in the parliament, call on officials to decontaminate the isolated island of Lindholm since 201

9 and open premises for about 100 people in 2021. From 1926 until earlier this year, Lindholm , a 17 hectare island, was a laboratory plant for a state veterinary institute investigating contagious animal diseases.

The facilities would contain immigrants who have been denied asylum but can not be expelled, and persons with criminal records

The New York Times reported that asylum seekers would have to go to the island center every day or be subjected to imprisonment. The ship service to travel to and from the island would also be limited.

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Inger Stojberg, the immigration minister of the country, wrote on Facebook that asylum seeker is “unwanted in Denmark, and they will feel it.”

Martin Henriksen from the Danish People’s Party told the Associated Press government’s move “is a signal to the world that Denmark is not attractive” for immigrants.

Henriksen told TV2 that the country would “minimize the number of ferry trips as much as possible”.

The isolated island of Lindholm was a laboratory plant for the State Veterinary Institute which investigated contagious animal diseases.
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But human rights activists have condemned the decision and called it degrading and inhuman.

“We demand that the government and the Danish People’s Party stop its plans [for the island] and improve the conditions for all rejected asylum seekers in Denmark”, says Steen D. Hartmann on the online movement “Stop Discrimination.”

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Denmark has in recent years begun to tighten its immigration laws, including extending the year that family members have to wait before they can join a refugee in the country to three years, reduce benefits for asylum seekers, shorten temporary residence permits and increase efforts to dampen those whose applications are rejected.

Earlier this year, Denmark joined other European countries by banning clothing covering the face, including Islamic veil like Niqab or Burqa.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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