Posts Tagged: Finland

Asylum seeker in Joutseno immigration removal center cell 222: “I am sad and I have cried”

When you are with asylum seekers in Finland, you see them one day they end up detained and soon deported, an episode in one’s life that he or she will remember the rest of his or her life. This is the case of twenty-one-year-old Mohammed, an Afghan asylum seeker who came like so many to Finland in 2015. 

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Statement Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland: Far-right marches on Finnish Independence Day

Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland* denounces all forms of far-right marches in Finland on Finnish Independence Day.The “612 torch parade”, initiated on Finnish Independence Day 2014, originated as a far-right joint effort.

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Statement Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland: Two reports that should worry us

This week Finland got cold water thrown at it from two reports that reveal hate crime and Afrophobia are serious problems. One may rightfully ask how a country like Finland, which claims to have one of the best education systems in the world, can do so little to stop such hatred.

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Police Uiversity College: Hate crimes rise in 2017 by 8% to 1,165 cases on year

Hate crimes* that were reported to the police in Finland during 2017 rose by 7.97% to 1,165 cases compared with 1,079 cases the previous year, according to the Finnish Police University College.  

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European Agency of Fundamental Rights: Finland has the most racial harassment cases against PAD of 12 EU countries surveyed

A new study by the European Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals that a third of people of African descent (PAD) surveyed have experienced racial harassment in the last five years. That’s not all: Perceived racist harassment was highest in Finland (63%) and least prevalent in Malta 20% (see chart below).

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Far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin provokes migrants in East Helsinki

Without anything better to do than to provoke visible migrants, some 30 members of the far-right Soldiers of Odin were seen at East Helsinki’s Puhos shopping mall on Monday, according to a video by Finnish Somalimedia Warsan.

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Facebook Daniel Malpica: Bad treatment at Helsinki’s Milliklubi Bar & Disco

Migrant Tales insight: A reader sent us this Facebook posting he would like to report in our blog community. Daniel Malpica alleges that the bouncer at the Milliklubi Bar & Disco (Kaivokatu 12, 00100 Helsinki) acts violently towards him.   

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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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