Posts Tagged: Human Rights

Challenging Finland’s racism problem:Raise your voice, trust yourself, and don’t succumb to fear and self-censorship

When I moved to Finland over forty years ago, there were only about 10,000 foreigners living in the country. The biggest national group were the Swedes, who were mostly Finns who had become naturalized citizens of that country. One of the questions we asked back then was about the level of racism in Finland. 

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Indefinite detention of a naturalized Finn held without any charges by the police

Migrant Tales insight: We got an email from a reader who was worried about the fate of her partner, who is a Russian-speaking Estonian with Finnish citizenship. He has been detained since 11.10.2018 but still has not been charged with any crime. The woman doesn’t know what will happen and her partner’s lawyer has made it clear that she has still not been made aware of the nature of the case. How long can the Finnish police hold someone without any charges?

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How would we classify Finland’s immigration and asylum policy? Thumbs up, or down?

Just like President Donald Trump has destroyed the US’ standing in the world, what wreckage has Finland’s immigration and asylum policy brought on our society and our country’s name?  

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Finland’s lost decade and how asylum seekers exposed our hypocrisy and cowardice

The recent example of civil disobedience by Aino Pennanen, when on a Finnair flight Tuesday she attempted to stop a deportation of an asylum seeker. In a country like Finland, where civil disobedience is almost unheard of today, Penanen’s example speaks volumes about how some Finns have lost the trust of their government never mind the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri).

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The United States and Finland must stop incarcerating migrant children

One picture on the left shows how migrant children in the United States are being separated and incarcerated. On the right, is a picture taken in Finland last year of a minor looking out the window at the Joutseno immigration removal center. 

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The US media should stop whining about Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA

The nomination and confirmation of Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, by a senate panel would confirm what many have known for a long time: The US is a country that has for decades condoned and spread torture expertise to other countries. Just like racism, torture is shrouded in denial.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Of course a child needs a mother and father!

“In today’s Finland, it is nothing uncommon for the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) to reject family reunification by a Finnish spouse on the grounds that the child does not need a father.Doesn’t need a father? Migri should ask Argentina’s Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo if the father, mother, and grandparents are key to a child’s identity and well-being.”

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خدمة الهجرة الفنلندية :”من الممكن أن ينمو ابن زوجتك الذيلم يولد بعد بدونك ؛ هل الطفل سوف يصبح مسلم؟

 

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