Posts Tagged: asylum seekers

Adam, the undocumented migrant in Finland from Ingushetia, Russia

Adam,* an undocumented and homeless migrant from Ingushetia, a troubled region of Russia located near Chechnya, is a Muslim who applied for asylum in Finland in 2012. He got in touch with Migrant Tales a week ago and asked if we could help him. 

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Facebook Ahmed IJ: Words of exclusion

Migrant Tales insight: If finding a job isn’t easy for a foreigner in Finland, it is especially hard for an asylum seeker. Doors close and some are left ajar. Even so, you are not supposed to pass inside if you are an asylum seeker. 

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Twitter: UNICEF criticizes Finland over the detention of asylum-seeker children

UNICEF rebukes Finland over its treatment of asylum-seeking minors, according to YLE News. Human rights activists like Zuzeeko Tegha Abeng have lobbied Finland to stop detaining children in 2013. He wrote: “According to Amnesty International, children should be in day care centres, schools or skateparks – not in police detention. Finland detains thousands of people

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UPDATE: Three suicide attempts allegedly took place within a month at the Joutseno immigration removal center

The Joutseno immigration removal center must be a horrible place to end up in. Migrant Tales has heard that there have been at least three suicide attempts, two allegedly “successful” with one person hospitalized. 

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CORRECTION: A Moroccan asylum seeker who was sentenced to a year in prison attempts suicide

Migrant Tales understands that a Moroccan asylum seeker attempted to take his life at the Joutseno immigration removal center. The man was doing a one-year sentence of which he had served eight months. 

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Finland’s asylum policy is the story of complacent silence and crocodile tears

Iraqi asylum seeker Ali’s death reported by YLE have shocked some while others shed crocodile tears. 

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Ali’s death is another sign on the road that Finland’s government would care less for asylum seekers

We heard today that case of a returned Iraqi refugee who died in Baghdad after being refused asylum in Finland. The only explanation that the new interior minister, Kai Mykkänen, can offer is that it was “sad and tragic.”

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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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