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Greenlanders' Removal Justified, Court Rules

November 29, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Denmark acted within its legal rights when it removed native Greenlanders from their ancestral land to expand the U.S. air base at Thule in 1953, the Danish Supreme Court ruled.

The government moved 132 people from the Uummannaq settlement to 75 miles north.

The plaintiffs sought $38 million in compensation. But the court let stand the total compensation of $80,645 awarded in 1999.

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