The Minister for Integration Birthe Rønn Hornbech (Lib.) is preparing legislation that would allow sensitive Intelligence Service evidence against terrorism suspects to be presented in secret courts. At the same time, the legislation would allow foreigners on exceptional leave to remain in Denmark, who do not fulfill location requirements, to be tagged.
The new legislation comes following the refusal of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) to divulge intelligence in the case of two foreigners suspected of planning to kill one of Denmark’s Mohammed cartoonists. PET said it could not provide information in court, for fear of compromising its working methods and sources.