The former Danish Minister of Immigration and Absorption Inger Støjberg, 48, will spend Christmas and New Year behind the bars of a local prison, after the “Impeachment Court” convicted her yesterday, Monday, to 60 days in prison, as punishment for charges that were key to a complaint filed by a Syrian named “Al-Nur Alwan”. At the age of 26, the Ministry separated him in 2016 from his 17-year-old wife, Rimaz Al Kayyal, and placed them in two different refugee centers for four months, even though she was pregnant.
The verdict that Inger Stojberg was astonished by when she pleaded her innocence yesterday in a press conference she held, was the culmination of another, issued by the same prestigious court two years ago, according to which they dismissed her from the position she held for 4 years, and then tried her starting from last September on a charge that can be described as “artism”. In abusing migrants and asylum seekers, most of them Syrians and some of them Iraqis, her policy violated the European Convention on Human Rights, because the minister, who married in 2008 to the publisher of the Berlingske daily, and after 4 years separated them by a divorce without children, was separating husbands from each other, even if they were accompanied by children.
Advertisements from the Minister in Lebanese newspapers
It is known about the court, which has been formed since its establishment in 1849 in the capital Copenhagen, of 15 judges and 15 representatives of Parliament, its specialization in adjudicating the misconduct of ministers and their misuse of the position, according to what Al-Arabiya.net read in its biography, which also states that Denmark has resorted to it only 3 times, the first of which is In 1910, and most recently when, in 1995, she sentenced the late former Minister of Justice Erik Ninn-Hansen in 2014 at the age of 92, to a 4-month suspended prison sentence, for preventing Sri Lankan refugees from bringing their families.
I published an advertisement in 2015 in English and Arabic in 4 Lebanese newspapers
As for the ruling against the former minister, who is from the right-wing Finistry party, the reason was that she had adopted a strict and inhumane policy with migrants, which she began three months after assuming her position in 2015 by publishing advertisements in Arabic and English in 4 Lebanese newspapers, as well as in ten other languages in reception centers. Asylum seekers, and in the Ministry’s accounts on social media, the content of which provoked sharp criticism at home and abroad.
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In the announcements, the minister, who issued 110 amendments restricting the rights of foreigners during her tenure, stated that she would immediately deport all those whose application was rejected, and would not grant those granted “temporary protection” the right to bring in their families during the first year of their stay. Also, the refugee will not have the right to permanent residence until after ensuring his knowledge of the Danish language and the passage of at least 5 years of his presence in Denmark, during which he faces the risk of losing that residence, in addition to that it forced asylum seekers to hand over their valuables, such as jewelry and the like, to help pay The costs of their stay in the country.
The worst thing that overwhelmed the angry people at home and abroad with the minister, who will decide the 179-seat parliament, if she continues as an elected member, is her misleading parliamentary committees on 4 occasions about a policy she adopted starting in 2016 on married asylum seekers, according to which 23 of those aged Between 15 and 17 years of accommodation in an asylum center where the husband or wife is present, regardless of his or her age, and regardless of whether they have children, in response to what the “Parliamentary Ombudsman” received from the Syrian asylum seeker and his wife.. It was a complaint Simple, and quickly turned into a master key when the minister was angry and criticized, which ended in her dismissal and condemnation.