Today Iraqi asylum seeker SH, who was detained with KM on January 6, has been detained at Helsinki’s Metsälä immigration removal center for 24 days. SH said that he was interviewed today by the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) concerning his new asylum application.
“We didn’t talk about my release from here because that wasn’t the aim of the interview with Migri,” he said by phone. “My lawyer will apply for a new work permit because the existing one expires on February 10.”
The balcony of the immigration removal center where SH takes a smoking break. YLE published a story about his case on Friday.
SH believes that he’ll be released after the lawyer proves to the authorities that there is no reason for keeping him detained.
The Iraqi asylum seeker was working at a bakery in Laitila in western Finland from November 10 to January 6, when he was detained.
An outside view of the closely guarded Metsälä immigration removal center.
“My boss is really great and she calls me every day,” he said. “She said that I can have my job back when I’m released.”
According to SH, there are four Iraqis that are presently detained at Metsälä. The newest person was deported from the United Kingdom, according to him.