Denmark’s former immigration minister has been sentenced to two months in prison for separating asylum-seeking couples in cases when the woman was under 18. A court found that in introducing the policy, Inger Støjberg (pictured) had breached the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2016, 23 couples were split up. Støjberg said that the policy protected girls from forced marriages, but in most cases, the age difference was small. Støjberg, who served in the previous centre-right administration, was known for bringing in a host of hard-line policies, and for celebrating the 50th of her legal amendments with a cake.