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Amnesty International published an article in their September issue about the conditions concerning people living on tolerated stay in Denmark.

Amnesty concerned about the conditions of tolerated stay

Amnesty International has made an article about the people living on tolerated stay and the unjust conditions under which they live 

By Ismael

The organization Amnesty International have spoken to several people who are living under the law of tolerated stay and are forced to live in Center Sandholm during their time in Denmark. In an article brought in their magazine, they focus on the current situations for these people, their past and the causes that put them in that situation.

To know why Amnesty International is interested in the fate of tolerated stay, I asked the reporter of the survey.

Why has Amnesty International chosen to look into tolerated stay?
“The case of tolerated stay is ignored by many people as well as many humanitarian organizations.
Our goal with the screening is to increase knowledge in this problem, so it will be known to every humanitarian organization so that they can denounce the injustice within the Danish system”.

“Only tolerated”
How are the conditions of tolerated stay?
“The people on tolerated stay live in difficult conditions, they must live in Center Sandholm and not elsewhere, they are being registered every day in order to check if they are present in the center. They do not have the right to practice a profession or the right to marry, no right to some expensive care, no right to have a drivers’ license or to possess a car.
They are totally excluded from society. Their existence is only tolerated; so they are non-existing”.

Will the assistance from Amnesty International have a positive impact on these conditions?
“I wish that some organizations, such as the Human Rights, the Ombudsman and some known lawyers will support the project of Amnesty International, to help change the conditions for tolerated stay”.

Individual assessment
In case the law changes, what do you think an alternative would be?
“In this case, I think the situation for people on tolerated should depend on the crime that was committed and also that the time spent at Center Sandholm should be limited.”

We hope at New Times Magazine, that the law will change to benefit the people on tolerated stay to shorten their long suffering.