February 2008, PET (Danish Security and Intelligence Service) breaks into Hafsa's home and imprisons her Tunisian husband, Karim, whom they suspect of planning to murder the cartoonist Kurt Vestergaard in collaboration with two suspected helpers. The new terror law gives PET the power to administratively convict Karim and one of the other suspects without a trial. With the new law, PET can deport foreigners, who are under suspicion of terrorist activities without presenting proofs or giving the suspects the opportunity to defend themselves in court.
The suspicion against Karim launches a new debate about freedom of speech, and several newspapers choose to reprint the Muhammad cartoons.
Convinced of her husband's innocence, Hafsa strives with all her might to help her husband. We follow Hafsa, when she visits her husband in prison, and when she turns to lawyers and authorities in an attempt to help her husband, and what she thinks. The film shows the decisive moments, when Hafsa and Karim make fatal decisions that will follow them both for the rest of their lives.
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Anti-terrorism legislation, Danish security and intelligence service, 2000-2009, Foreigners
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