Posts Tagged: deportation

Another young Iraqi asylum seeker faces deportation from Finland

Another hapless asylum seeker, 24, was about to be deported a day after he was detained by the police on January 2. The deportation failed after he started to yell at the top of his voice prompting three civilian policemen to remove him off the plane. 

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Iraqi asylum seeker detained in Tampere by the police on Friday was released today

The nineteen-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq, who was detained by the police on Friday awaiting possible deportation was released today at about 1 pm, according to his representative. 

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Another Christian asylum seeker faces deportation from Finland

Migrant Tales received a phone call today about a young nineteen-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who was apprehended by the police in Tampere and locked up in a cell awaiting possible deportation. He was offered two options by the police: Either return to Iraq “voluntarily” or by force. He refused to sign either document.

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Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “…I’m happy to be free again.”

After being detained by the police on October 23 in Mikkeli, the twenty-one-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 was released from detention in Lappeenranta this afternoon at 4:40 pm. All in all, his detention in Mikkeli was from October 23-27 and from October 27-November 23, or a total of 32 days. 

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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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A letter from a Palestinian asylum seeker who fears his family will be deported from Finland

I am Fadi,* a Palestinian refugee born in Lebanon at Ain Alhliwa refugee camp. The camp itself is a big prison, just like Gaza.

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A Cameroonian’s rendezvous with near-deportation in Finland

After publishing the detention of an Iraqi asylum seeker in Lappeenranta on Tuesday, another asylum seeker contacted us on the same day. The asylum seeker was in police custody in the city of Vaasa. Contrary to the Iraqi asylum seeker, the Cameroonian was married to a Finn who is was expecting a child. 

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