Denmark’s government decided to banish foreign criminals to the remote island at a facility on Lindholm, an uninhabited island in the province of Vordingborg, The Independent reported.
The Danish authorities made an original decision regarding the foreign criminals who will be sentenced to deportation are to be banished to a remote island off the coast of Denmark. In its official statement, the government said that seven-acre island will be the Lindholm facility will house rejected asylum seekers who have been convicted of crimes, as well as foreign citizens who do not have permission to stay but cannot be deported for legal reasons.
For Denmark, it is a problem that authorities can see that some foreigners who have in fact been sentenced to deportation are still committing crimes, and the police have no way of monitoring them. Lindholm facility will become one of the ways to control the fast-changing and unpredictable situation.
Denmark’s politics commented on Lindholm facility’s creation
Denmark’s finance minister Kristian Jensen supported such a decision, he added that tough scheme was set up as part of an agreement between the Conservative Coalition Government and its anti-immigration ally, the Danish People’s Party. The latter’s official Twitter account even illustrated the government’s statement by publishing an animated cartoon which shows a dark-skinned man being dumped by a ship on a desert island.
According to People’s Party, foreign criminals have no reason to be in Denmark. people who came to Denmark to violate rules and laws should live in the inhabited island where “will be police there around the clock.” Some of the criminals due to be detained at the facility are stateless, while others come from countries which do not have a readmission agreement with Denmark.
Meanwhile, the opposition has strongly criticised the proposals, which one politician described as a “humanitarian collapse.”