5 Sep 2016

Danish MPs stopped from travelling to Nauru

From , 5:03 am on 5 September 2016

An advisor for some of the Danish MPs who were stopped from travelling to Nauru on a fact-finding mission last week says he's not surprised it happened.

The cross-party delegation cancelled its planned visit after the Nauru government said three of its members were not welcome.

Niels Rohleder is the legal and migration affairs advisor for the Red-Green Alliance, a left wing party whose MP, Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen, was one of the three who weren't allowed.

Mr Rohleder told Don Wiseman he believes Ms Schmidt-Nielsen was banned because of her criticism of Australia's controversial offshore detention regime.

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