Posts Tagged: Iraqi asylum seekers

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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#RightToLife demonstration holds inconclusive talks Monday with Helsinki city officials and the police

Nour, one of the organizers of the #RightToLife Helsinki Railway Square demonstration that was closed after 140 days by the police on Friday, is hopeful that a new location will be found soon. 

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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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Finland’s immigration and asylum policy is only a momentary Pyrrhic victory

The picture below isn’t from Gaza or some war-torn region but of the playground of the Konnunsuo immigration removal center in Joutseno, Finland, a country that claims to be proud of its social achievements and respect for human rights.  The view is the one that a family with seven children had for over a month

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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 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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Change the name of the Finnish Immigration Service to the Finnish Immigration “Disservice”

The collective outrage that we saw on Monday when an Afghan family was deported from Finland to their country reveals why the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) is not “a service” but more of a disservice to too many migrants and asylum seekers.

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