Denmark: 46 polygamy cases

According to Danish law it's illegal to be married to more than one person, and this was brought into focus particularly in connection to the Iraqi interpreter who was given a residence permit in Denmark even though he had two wives.

Apparently he's not the only one. In response to a question by DPP's Peter Skaarup, Justice minister Lene Espersen says that in the years 2000-2006 there were 46 cases of polygamy. This is based on a report by the national police from last year.

In 17 cases a ruling was reached in the form of a sentence, warning or fine.

Source: Kristeligt Dagblad (Danish)

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