Posts Tagged: Finnish Immigration Service

Zaki and Baran are still in a state of shock after they were deported to Afghanistan on Tuesday

Migrant Tales got an unexpected friend request on Facebook late Tuesday evening. It was Zaki, one of the Afghan asylum seekers who was deported to Kabul on Tuesday with eleven other people. 

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The Finnish police tells three Afghan asylum seekers “we’ll deport you anyway!”

Three Afghan asylum seekers had an appointment with the police Sunday and were detained. Two of them got the second negative decision earlier.

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Welcome back to “safe” Iraq, let me slash you with a knife

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) continues to insist that countries like Iraq, where Finnish nationals are discouraged from visiting, is a safe country to deport people. Migri deports everyone they don’t give residence permits. You leave either “voluntarily” or by “force.”  

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The Finnish police’s lame excuse for disbanding the #RightToLive demonstration in Helsinki

Let’s go back a day and recall one of the most incredible excuses to shut down the #RighToLive demonstration in downtown Helsinki. Deputy police chief Heikki Kopperaoinen told YLE News that the demonstration after 140 days could no longer be held in the Helsinki Railway Square because of security issues. 

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Nour Jamal’s art exhibition at the Asbestos Art Space: A journey to a safer life?

Nour Jamal is one of the thousands of Iraqi asylum seekers who came to Finland in 2015. He came to Finland with his parents and sister in the hope of finding a better life free from war and where human rights are respected.

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Finland’s immigration policy is inhumane, ineffective, it shows our hostility towards asylum seekers from countries like Iraq

It will be soon two years when large numbers of asylum seekers mainly from Iraq and Afghanistan came to Finland in hopes of moving to a country that would not only give them security but offer them human rights and social equality. One asylum seeker explained his ordeal in Finland as an eternal nightmare because he couldn’t wake up.

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“Tolkun ihminen” and Finland’s version of the Okie from Muskogee

President Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and the deputy head of the Finnish Immigration Service, Raimo Pyysalo, have one thing in common: They believe that the ongoing debate about asylum seekers, immigration and our ever-growing culturally diverse society is dominated by two extremes.

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Iraqi asylum seeker: A near-deportation ordeal with the Finnish police

A twenty-two-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who was detained illegally by the police three days before he had to vacate the asylum reception center in Pori is now a free man again. Thanks to the efforts of the Lex Gaudius law firm, the district court overruled the detention of the asylum seeker at the Metsälä immigrant removal center in Helsinki, where he was held from April 27 to May 9.

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