Beri Jamal and Enrique Tessieri

#SaveLARA is the latest deportation case and call in Finland to resist sending her back to Iraq

#SaveLara is one of the most recent anti-deportation cases that has caught social media attention in Finland. The young 24-year-old Iraqi who came in 2015 from Iraq was supposed to be deported to Iraqi’s capital city Baghdad on Monday. It didn’t happen because she created quite a scene in the plane and the airline captain ordered her off the flight. 

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Live coverage of Oikeus elää – A Right to live الحق للعيش demonstration

Writes Beri Jamal: Today is an important day for humanity and for all refugees who have received a judgment to be sent back to Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. We want to protest against this decision that these countries are not safe for them to return to. Let us participate and influence the decision, let our voices reach to the authorities and tell them that this decision is unfair approved and is against all humanity!

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Finland tightens family reunification laws and denies migrants the right to a family

The Finnish parliament didn’t vote Friday to tighten even further family reunification guidelines but effectively socially excluded and relegated migrants, especially asylum seekers, to second- and third-class citizens. The news ironically coincides with the death of former Rural Party MP Sulo Aittoniemi (1936-2016), a person who was against refugees and cultural diversity.

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Iraqi asylum seeker hunger strike: Namir al-Azzawi taken to hospital for second time

Migrant Tales understands that Namir al-Azzawi, an Iraqi asylum seeker who began a hunger strike a week ago, has fainted and was sent to the hospital on Sunday. Al-Azzawi was taken to intensive care on Wednesday for the same reason.

Migrant Tales understands that Namir al-Azzawi, an Iraqi asylum seeker who began a hunger strike a week ago, has fainted and was sent to the hospital on Sunday. Al-Azzawi was taken to intensive care on Wednesday for the same reason.

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