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    Two Danish Parties Want to Keep Unruly Minors Housebound in Asylum Centers

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    Danish opposition parties want police to temporarily ban young asylum-seekers from leaving accommodation centers as punishment for misbehaving.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Social Democrats (SD) Party on Tuesday backed the proposal by the Danish People's Party (DPP) to authorize police to temporarily ban young refugees from leaving accommodation centers as punishment for misbehaving, Trine Bramsen, a spokeswoman for the Social Democrats, said.

    "I see nothing wrong in banning them [asylum seekers] to go out [from the centers]," Bramsen told Denmark's DR broadcaster.

    Her comments came after five boys aged between 14 and 17 from a center in Tullebolle were charged for sexually oriented offenses committed at a festival on the island of Funen. Three boys were charged with incident exposure, and two other with rape.

    The management of asylum centers should have more powers to help prevent residents from violating Danish laws, societal norms and rules, Bramsen noted.

    Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their home countries to escape violence and poverty. The EU border agency Frontex recorded over 1.83 million illegal border crossings in the European Union in 2015.

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