Right-wing Dansk Folkeparti (DF) and its leader, Kristian Thulesen Dahl, are being sued over the controversial advertisement the party produced in May that revealed the names of almost 700 new Danish citizens and inferred that one of them was a terrorist.

Lawyer Thorkild Høyer has lodged a lawsuit against DF for violating libel laws on behalf of 16 of the citizens in the advert.

The headline of the 685-name advertisement, which was printed by a number of newspapers, read: "One person on the list in a danger to Denmark's security. Now he will become a Dane".

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