Danes plan to banish unwanted migrants to remote island


by The Associated Press

via City News (BC, Canada) - Dec 4, 2018 


COPENHAGEN — A pro-government lawmaker says Danish plans to banish rejected asylum seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn’t “mind challenging (international) conventions.”


Martin Henriksen of the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party, which supports the centre-right government, told The Associated Press Tuesday that the government’s move “is a signal to the world that Denmark is not attractive” for migrants.


The isolated island of Lindholm was until this summer a laboratory facility for the state Veterinary Institute researching contagious animal diseases.


The plan, adopted Friday...