COPENHAGEN The Danish parliament on Tuesday passed a package of measures to deter refugees from seeking asylum, including confiscating valuables to pay for their stay, despite protests from international human rights organisations.
The measures were passed by an overwhelming majority with the main centre-left opposition Social Democrats voting in favour as Denmark's political landscape shifts to the right thanks to the popularity of anti-immigrant Danish People's Party.
(Reporting by Alexander Tange; editing by Sabina Zawadzki)
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Updated Date: Jan 26, 2016 22:16:48 IST