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Danish Minister responds to ‘The Black Swan’ documentary controversy

Following the release of TV 2’s documentary series ‘The Black Swan,’ Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announces that the Minister of Justice (Justitsministeren) is taking action. She describes the documentary as “very violent,” despite not having seen it yet. “What I’ve been able to follow in the public space is very, very boundary-crossing and violent,” the Prime Minister states. The documentary series shines a light on lawyers and businessmen allegedly assisting bikers and gang members in various forms of crime and fraud.

Based on the documentary, the Socialist People’s Party (SF) has already summoned the Minister of Business (Erhvervsminister) Morten Bødskov and the Minister of Justice Peter Hummelgaard for a hearing. The reaction has also been strong from several other parties in the Danish Parliament (Folketinget). Samira Nawa, a member of parliament for the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre), expresses her outrage over the revelations brought forward by the documentary. “The over and underworld have come together on massive criminality: including fraud, carousel fraud schemes, and systematic illegal disposal of contaminated soil. I am shocked and angry at the callousness,” she writes on the social media platform X.

Prior to the release of the documentary, there were controversies surrounding the main character, who goes undercover to expose criminal activity. She tried to have the documentary stopped when she received life-threatening threats as a result of her participation. However, the Eastern High Court (Østre Landsret) rejected her appeal, paving the way for the documentary to be released on Tuesday.

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