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21st Jan 2017

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Denmark confiscates thousands of euros from asylum seekers

A controversial Danish law allowing authorities to seize cash and valuables from asylum seekers has been used on a handful of occasions since coming into force in February. A total of €15,805, all in cash, has been confiscated, Danish police told AFP in an email. Danish People's Party, Martin Henriksen, said the law had been "a success" and sent a signal that rules have been tightened in Denmark.

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