The Joutseno immigration removal center must be a horrible place to spend your last days or weeks in Finland. Migrant Tales has heard that there have been at least three suicide attempts, two allegedly “successful” with one person hospitalized.
Since the immigration removal center or the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) hasn’t confirmed what happened, we have to rely on other sources from within the immigration removal center. This is what we know so far:
- About 20 days ago an eighteen-year-old Moroccan took his life;
- Three days ago another young asylum seeker attempted to hang himself but was thwarted by his cellmate at the last moment. He is in hospital;
- UPDATED: Last night, allegedly a twenty-two-old Iraqi (not Moroccan) took his life.
As mentioned, these are unconfirmed reports given by asylum seekers at the immigration removal center. We hope that Migri or the interior ministry will keep us up to date on what is happening at Joutseno.
An asylum seeker at Joutseno asked about the person who attempted suicide and they would not give any information on the matter.
This picture was taken on Saturday and allegedly a Moroccan national, 22, took his life at the Joutseno immigration removal center.