Posts Tagged: Iraq

Ali’s journey (May 20, 2018): Last full day in Mikkeli, Finland

In the past months, we have followed twenty-one-year-old Ali’s difficult life in Finland as a young asylum seeker.* He’s been detained and sent to the Joutseno immigration center in October for 32 days and again in February for a shorter time. On both occasions, he was released but decided that he’d return to Iraq “voluntarily” after the

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Finnair flight AY1433 to Berlin and the sad case of a deportee – #boycottfinnair!

A couple traveled to Berlin on a Finnair flight Thursday. The passenger that witnessed a forced deportation on the flight wrote about it on her Facebook wall. Helsinki police chief inspector, Liisa Lintuluoto, denied in MTV3 that anything of the sort had happened on the flight.   Writes the woman who saw the asylum seeker on the flight: “On

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Migrant Tales Literary: The moon and me by Saboora

Saboora* is a young Iraqi asylum seeker who turns to art to write about her long and painful journey from the Middle East to Finland. In the painting below, which she calls “The moon and me,” is about an asylum seeker, a leafless tree, and the moon. 

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Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “I will be deported on Monday”

The asylum seeker in detention cell 406, who is a twenty-one-year-old Iraqi, said that he’d be deported on Monday, February 26 from Finland. “The same woman police officer who said she was going to fly with me to Iraq in October, said that I would be flown back on Monday,” he said by phone. “The

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Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “I’ll either be sent to Lappeenranta or Joutseno”

We heard the sad news about the twenty-one-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who was detained by the police Tuesday in Mikkeli, Finland.

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Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “I got my second rejection [for asylum]”

Remember the young twenty-one-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who was detained in Lappeenranta or 32 days from October 27 to November 23? Things aren’t going well for him because he got a second rejection after applying for asylum a second time. 

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Finland’s asylum policy is the story of complacent silence and crocodile tears

Iraqi asylum seeker Ali’s death reported by YLE have shocked some while others shed crocodile tears. 

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Send an email and words of encouragement to an Iraqi asylum seeker at the Metsälä immigration detention center

Migrant Tales wrote on Thursday about the detention of a twenty-four-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who escaped deportation on January 3 by acting in an unruly manner on a plane. He now awaits deportation to Iraq next week.

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