Posts Tagged: Iraq

Iraqi asylum seeker in Finland foils deportation attempt

Haidar Isam of the #righttolife demonstration said that the deportation of an Iraqi asylum seeker was stopped today shortly before a Turkish Airline flight was set to leave Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. 

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Analysis by Ali Asaad Hasan Alzuhairi: What has changed in Iraq since the downfall of Saddam Hussein?

At the moment we are faced in Iraq with terror coming from the militias and are not able to express opinions which are critical of the Iraqi government.

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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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#SaveLARA is the latest deportation case and call in Finland to resist sending her back to Iraq

#SaveLara is one of the most recent anti-deportation cases that has caught social media attention in Finland. The young 24-year-old Iraqi who came in 2015 from Iraq was supposed to be deported to Iraqi’s capital city Baghdad on Monday. It didn’t happen because she created quite a scene in the plane and the airline captain ordered her off the flight. 

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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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Finland to deport an illiterate, 70-year-old asylum seeker to Iraq

Migrant Tales has learned that a 70-year-old Kurdish woman will get deported from Finland within 30 days. The woman, who is illiterate and came to Finland in 2015, got three rejections for asylum.

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An Iraqi asylum seeker in Finland tells us how he was “exploited” for a month by a Porvoo-based company called A-T Puhdistus

One matter is clear when you live in a society and the country’s institutions see asylum seekers as inferior human beings we leave the door open to all kinds of abuse. A good example of how little power asylum seekers have in Finland is the family of nine that has been locked up at the Joutseno immigration removal center. If an asylum seeker is lucky enough to get work, that too can become an exercise in exploitation.

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Finland plans to deport another family with four children aged 1 to 6 years to Iraq

Even if former Finnish President Tarja Halonen (2006-2012) said today that deportations of asylum seekers should be suspended until the authorities  have updated their security information of Afghanistan, Iraq and especially Syria, according to YLE News, there are plans to deport yet another Iraqi family with four children to their home country on Friday, April 28.  

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