Posts Tagged: Kemi

For some asylum seekers Kemi, Finland, is a dangerous place after 8 pm on Saturdays

Some asylum seekers in the northern Finnish city of Kemi claim that they do not leave their homes after eight pm on Saturdays because it’s too dangerous. One asylum seeker, who got a residence permit, said that this was advice that he received from the Red Cross.

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The Iraqi community of Kemi doesn’t feel secure after Friday’s shooting

The shooting of an Iraqi asylum seeker in the northern Finnish city of Kemi has shocked the 400-500-strong Iraqi community in that city, according to an asylum seeker who spoke to Migrant Tales by phone. “The shooting [of what happened Friday] has made us very afraid,” he said. “Everyone [the Iraqi community] speaks about what happened on Friday.”

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UPDATE: Iraqi asylum seeker files charges against suspect who shot at him

An Iraqi asylum seeker, who was shot at twice by a white Finnish suspect in Kemi neighborhood of Syväkangas, will file charges.

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Helsinki and Kemi demonstrations by Iraqi asylum seekers considered “successful” by their organizers

Two peaceful demonstrations by Iraqi asylum seekers took place Wednesday in Helsinki and Kemi to protest a Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) assessment that countries like Iraq are safe for asylum seekers, according to the organizers.

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Iraqi asylum seekers to demonstrate in Helsinki and Kemi Wednesday at 1pm

Iraqi and some Syrian asylum seekers are planning to demonstrate peacefully Wednesday in Helsinki and the northern Finnish city of Kemi against a new assessment by the Finnish Immigration Service (Mgri), which sees countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia safe enough to return asylum seekers.

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Iraqi asylum seekers in Helsinki and the Kemi reception center will take part in peaceful protest Wednesday

Migrant Tales understands that the Kemi reception center, which is located in northern Finland, will take part in a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with a larger one planned for Helsinki Wednesday. The source at the Kemi reception center said that the demonstration is against a new assessment for Iraq, which now sees that it is a safe country to return asylum seekers.

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