Posts Tagged: asylum seeker

Migrant Tales Literary: The moon and me by Saboora

Saboora* is a young Iraqi asylum seeker who turns to art to write about her long and painful journey from the Middle East to Finland. In the painting below, which she calls “The moon and me,” is about an asylum seeker, a leafless tree, and the moon. 

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“Asylum seeker in detention cell 406” was detained again by the police and faces deportation to Iraq

“Asylum seeker in detention cell 406,” who was detained in Lappeenranta for 32 days last year was detained by the police Tuesday morning at around 10 am at the Suonsaari asylum reception center, located about 10km from the city of Mikkeli. Migrant Tales understands that the administrative court rejected his appeal for asylum. 

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19-year-old detained asylum seeker in Tampere “is in good spirits” despite situation

The representative of the nineteen-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq thanks all the people who wrote words of encouragement to him during the past days. “He is in good spirits thanks to the emails but angry at the same time,” the representative told Migrant Tales by phone. “He doesn’t understand why he’s being locked up [since Friday, December 29] since he’s no criminal.”

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Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “[I] just [want] to be in [a] safe place and live in peace”

I asked on Saturday the young Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 to show with pictures his world which is now reduced to a barred window that exposes some buildings and the rainy overcast day. He messaged that he’s “just nervous and stressed about the next week what will happen.”  

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Zaker: A refugees journey from Afghanistan to Europe

My name is Zakar and I want to write about one of the refugees that lives in Finland today. Zakar isn’t his real name but he’s from Afghanistan. He’s 17 years old.

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UPDATE: Iraqi asylum seeker hunger strike day 4

Namir al-Azzawin informed Migrant Tales by Facebook that he is out of hospital and will resume his hunger strike near Parliament. Zimema Mhone will upload a video shortly with an interview with al-Azzawin.  Al-Azzawin said he needed a tent. Does anyone have a tent to give or could lend? Namir al-Azzawin.

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Two videos and a picture of the protest by asylum seekers at the Kolari reception center in Finland

Some 120 asylum seekers at the Kolari asylum reception center in Lapland took part in a protest today to demand better treatment. “Today it went well,” an asylum seeker told Migrant Tales. “Everyone was outside protesting, even children, except for four people.” One resident described the camp was like being “in a living hell.” Kolari

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