Denmark is considering a law that would allow the government to seize Syrian refugees’ belongings and wealth in an effort to fund the programs supporting the thousands of asylum-seekers entering the country.
Some, the country claims, have misunderstood just how this approach would be applied.
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, spokesperson for the ruling Liberal Party, told CNN that “No, were are not going to take the jewelry away from people. This is outrageous. We would never do this.”
The United Nations isn’t happy with Denmark’s proposal. The UN’s Refugee Agency called it “an affront to refugees’ dignity and an arbitrary interference with their right to privacy.”
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