Denmark: Syrian refugees resort to hunger strikes

Syrian refugee Omar Martini had been staging a hunger strike outside of the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen – DIS) office for nine days when The Local met him on Thursday afternoon. The 35-year-old was protesting the fact that seven months after he had applied for family reunification to bring his wife and two boys, aged five and eight, to Denmark, he had not heard a response.

But on Thursday morning, Martini received the answer he had been waiting for.

“I received my permit for my wife and kids to come here. They came out this morning and handed me my papers. I think what I did here paid off,” he told The Local…

  • Dana Garcia

    Omar Martini is a joke name, right?

    • Censored_EG

      That’s a dry joke, but please make it a double with three olives.

  • G

    His neighbor is Omar Dick Hertz

  • Minicapt

    They should have waited longer.


  • bob e

    this is good .. the next starving moron will
    come along & eat the dead body ..

  • Brett_McS

    If he was truly sorry for coming to Denmark he would leave.

  • Sharkibark

    Wait a second…. HE left his wife and kids and it’s somehow Denmark’s fault?

  • Censored_EG

    It’s Denmark’s duty to “solve” the crisis in Syria. Yeah, that’s right folks, Europe is now responsible for all the problems in the Middle East and Africa and taking in every last Muslim. I justify my logic because a Danish cartoonist once drew a cartoon so offensive that the permanent Islamization of Denmark is the only possible result.