Posts Tagged: asylum seekers

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 Lappeenranta 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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Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “Migri doesn’t believe I’m a Christian”

 Just like the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) proclaims violent countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia to be “safe” for such nationals but not for Finns, they don’t have any problems about deporting you back to such countries if you are a Christian. If what Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 in Lappeenranta states is correct, his life is in danger if deported as a Christian back to his former home country. 

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Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “I fear they will deport me next week”

We published last week a story about Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 in Lappeenranta, Finland. He was detained on October 23 in the eastern Finnish city of Mikkeli by the police and sent to Lappeenranta. 

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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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Migrant Tales insight: Swedish Daily News published an article on legal alternatives for negative asylum decisions in Finland

Anyone who has had a refusal to emigrate from Finland has the problem of not organizing his or her defense at the appeal stage of the Finnish courts. Unfortunately, many are getting their applications for asylum rejected by the court. It is important to obtain support and information on the closure of the asylum case in Finland after all stages of the judicial appeal are exhausted.

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