The family of nine from Iraq, who are detained at the Joutseno immigration removal center in southeast Finland, sent a letter to Prime Minister Sipilä. It is beyond any person with a minimum sense of justice how children, between the ages of 1.5 and 14, can be detained like common criminals.
There are many people who are outraged by Finland’s tough asylum policy and specifically with the detention of this Iraqi family, whose only “crime” is to search for a country where they can live free from strife and dignity.
“There is nothing new concerning this case,” said an activist who went to Joutseno today.
The family continues to be detained and deportation proceedings continue.
The source said that an earlier posting on Refugee Hospitality Club claiming that the family would be released soon because they have reapplied for asylum is false.
Two pictures that show the harsh reality of asylum seekers in Finland.
The family of nine sent a letter to Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, which read: