Zoneforbud is in violation of human rights. It believes the lawyer representing former homeless.
the Two men has raised the demand for a total of 200,000 kroner of the Copenhagen Police, because the police improperly certain, that they may not reside in Copenhagen in three months.
The state attorney Mads M Pramming and lawyer Knud Foldschack. Their clients were both hit by a so-called zoneforbud.
- We expect them to pay, and if they do not, the ends of the case in court, says Mads M Pramming. He has called the 110,000 crowns.
the Ban was due to the then-homeless man in October last year had stayed at the Regensen in the middle of Copenhagen. Together with another he had established an illegal camp, claimed the police, who then gave him a zoneforbud. In three months he would not reside in the city of Copenhagen.
However, held that the Copenhagen city Court in september that there was talk about an illegal camp.
The two men did not eat in the arcade at the Regensen, and they administered not relieve themselves on the street. On the morning cleaned the room up after themselves and removed the cardboard, mats and otherwise, noted the court.
During the proceedings it appeared, moreover, that one could not rely on police discretion. Cops believed that there were only four meters between the two and four other sleeping. A kontrolopmåling showed, however, that the distance was rather ten meters. Thus, there was not a greater unified camp, concluded one judge and two lay judges.
- If the case comes to court, I hope there will be also talk about a general review of zoneforbuddet is in accordance with human rights, says lawyer Mike M Pramming.
the Question is whether the penalty is proportionate to the offence.
- Can such a small offense as to set up a camp, which provides a fine of 1000 crowns, also result in as heavy a penalty as zoneforbuddet? The case may have far-reaching importance, believes the lawyer.
the Claim is in fact based on a claim that the police clocked it at on a number of points not to follow the administrative rules.
Also, the second man from the incident at the Regensen will have a reimbursement. Lawyer Knud Foldschack says he has raised the demand for approximately 90,000 crowns. Here is the starting point for the calculation of the tariffs, which applies if a citizen has been unjustifiably deprived of liberty.
It was a disastrous mistake. It would dress up the police to have a decision soon, says Foldschack. He says that there is a high probability that the case ends up in court.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 15:00