Denmark’s so-called “jewellery bill” was passed on January 26. Like a curmudgeonly landlord exacting a severe and arbitrary bond, the Danish government will seize asylum seekers’ valuables worth more than 10,000 Danish krone (about $2100) to compensate the state for costs incurred saving them. The bill also extends the waiting period for asylum seekers who wish to apply for reunification, in Denmark, with separated family members. It was one year; now it’s three.
One day after the bill passed, renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unexpectedly shut down his exhibition Ruptures, which was showing at the privately owned Faurschou Foundation art gallery in Copenhagen. Ai explained on his Instagram account: Continue Reading
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