Disinfo: The Danish government has proposed a new law whereby having “pro-Russian” views will be criminalised and punished with up to 12 years in prison


The Danish government has proposed a new law whereby having “pro-Russian” views will be criminalised and punished with up to 12 years in prison.


In reality the proposal for a new law specifies existing legislation, underlining that collaboration with foreign intelligence services with the aim to influence public opinion, especially ahead of elections, is a crime.


  • Reported in: Issue123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Denmark
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Freedom of speech


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