October 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab). The report noted critically that Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also attempted forced returns to ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Alleged Rwandan genocide perpetrator Emmanuel Mbarushimana on Wednesday challenged a decision by Denmark's Supreme Court to extradite him to Rwanda. Filing an application before the European Court of Human Rights, Mbarushimana claims that he will be unable to receive a fair trial if brought ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Nacka District Court on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden' ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 21, 2009, Greenland enacted a self-rule arrangement with Denmark that established more autonomy for the north Atlantic island. Under the arrangement, Greenland took full control of law enforcement and domestic courts and gained a larger percentage of the mineral resources revenue from the ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Denmark's Parliament on Thursday voted to approve a bill that legalizes same-sex marriages in the country's state Lutheran church ceremonies. Previously, same-sex unions were only permitted to be conducted in small ceremonies at the end of formal church services. Although Denmark became the first ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Glostrup City Court on Monday sentenced four men to 12 years in prison for their attempt to kill people inside the office of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (JP). Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri, Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm and Sabhi Ben Mohamed Zalouti, all Swedish residents of African or ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
Danish authorities failed to examine possible racist motivations behind an attack on an Iraqi refugee family in Denmark in 2004, according to an opinion published by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Iraqi-born Mahali Dawas, his wife and eight children were ...[read more]
February 4, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 4, 2011, a Danish court sentenced Muhideen Mohammed Geelle to nine years in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber. Geelle was armed with an axe and knife when he broke into ...[read more]
October 26, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On October 26, 2006, the City Court of Aerhus in Denmark dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by seven Muslim organizations against the editors of Jyllands-Posten, a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Islam forbids the pictorial depiction of Muhammad, and worldwide ...[read more]
June 23, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A Danish court on Wednesday sentenced Somali Islamist Muhideen Mohammed Geele to an additional year in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber. Geele had already been sentenced to nine years in ...[read more]

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