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Inger Stojberg: Rare impeachment trial in Denmark as ex-minister accused of splitting migrants


By Euronews – September 2, 2021

A former Danish immigration minister goes on trial on Thursday over a 2016 order aimed at separating asylum-seeking couples where one partner is under 18.

A rarely used impeachment court will determine whether Inger Stojberg violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

The court, which only tries former or current members of government, is convening for the first time in 26 years.

Stojberg has been charged with illegally initiating the separation of cohabiting couples where one partner was a minor while being in the care of the Danish asylum system. She also misled parliamentary committees on four separate occasions when informing them of her decision, according to prosecutors.

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