Posts Tagged: detention

A Cameroonian national football player’s 18-day detention and nightmare in Finland

Bad luck and alleged ethnic profiling by the Finnish Border Guard at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport led to the detention of Christian Heumi Kabon, a Cameroonian who plays for that country’s national team. He was sent to the Metsälä immigration removal center in Helsinki, where he was detained for 18 days, from October 30 to November 16.

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Asylum seeker who is married to a Finn expecting his child is released from Joutseno immigration removal center after 49 days

Migrant Tales insight: Finland locks up all kinds of people in immigration removal centers in Helsinki’s Metsäaä and Joutseno like women, men, children and whole families, even asylum seekers who have married Finns. 

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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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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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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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A week in an asylum seeker’s life in Finland: legal limbo and deportation

From good news like with the release of Hayder Al-Hatemi on February 1 this week is characterized by extending detention to two deportations.

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(Institute of Race Relations) Morton Hall: another death in immigration detention

On 11 January an unnamed 27-year-old Polish man was found dead in Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire, the first death this year and the 29th death in immigration detention since 1989.

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