Posts Tagged: Afghan asylum seekers

The story of two asylum seekers in Finland: Arezo’s and Saboora’s three drawings

Two women, a young mother of two children, and of a teenage girl who traveled with her family to Finland in 2015. Both have something in common even if they are from different countries: Both are refugees who still don’t know if they will get asylum in Finland. Two years have gone by since their long

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UPDATE: How Migri and Finland play down the plight and suffering of asylum seekers

I heard on Wednesday that a young Afghan resident who came as an asylum seeker to Finland committed suicide this week. A fellow Afghan who knew him said: “What happened is very sad. He wasn’t very social and liked to be by himself.” 

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Zaki Husseini returns to Finland after being deported and staying 47 days in Kabul, Afghanistan

Zaki Husseini, 19, became the first asylum seeker that came in 2015 to return to Finland after being deported. He got in touch with Migrant Tales  a day after he was deported to Kabul. Thanks to Hussain Kazemian, we were able to get a glimpse of his ordeal and bad luck. A day after he was forced to return to Afghanistan on July 4 with 11 other asylum seekers, the supreme district court ruled against his deportation. 

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Zaki and Baran are still in a state of shock after they were deported to Afghanistan on Tuesday

Migrant Tales got an unexpected friend request on Facebook late Tuesday evening. It was Zaki, one of the Afghan asylum seekers who was deported to Kabul on Tuesday with eleven other people. 

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#RightToLife demonstration holds inconclusive talks Monday with Helsinki city officials and the police

Nour, one of the organizers of the #RightToLife Helsinki Railway Square demonstration that was closed after 140 days by the police on Friday, is hopeful that a new location will be found soon. 

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The Finnish police tells three Afghan asylum seekers “we’ll deport you anyway!”

Three Afghan asylum seekers had an appointment with the police Sunday and were detained. Two of them got the second negative decision earlier.

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Change the name of the Finnish Immigration Service to the Finnish Immigration “Disservice”

The collective outrage that we saw on Monday when an Afghan family was deported from Finland to their country reveals why the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) is not “a service” but more of a disservice to too many migrants and asylum seekers.

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