Denmark passes bill to ban burning of Koran

Updated December 8 2023 - 2:05am, first published 1:59am
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's government says rules have a small effect on free speech. (EPA PHOTO)
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's government says rules have a small effect on free speech. (EPA PHOTO)

Denmark's parliament has passed a bill that makes it illegal to burn copies of the Koran in public places, after protests in Muslim countries over the desecration of Islam's holy book raised Danish security concerns.

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