Posts Tagged: refugees

DH’s Finnish fiancée speaks about his detention and possible deportation to Iraq: “This is so nerve-racking and unfair!”

DH was detained on Sunday by the police in Pori and his fiancée, who is eight weeks pregnant, claims that the police set up a trap for her partner.

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A sick Iraqi asylum seeker asks for mercy in a country that supposed to offer it

As the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) makes life difficult for asylum seekers in Finland with the approval of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s government, take a look at an Iraqi asylum seeker in the video below from the Pudasjärvi asylum reception center of northern Finland.

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Iraqi asylum seeker in Finland: A journey that began in a tormented land

Migrant Tales is very happy to receive mail from readers. Below is a story about an Iraqi asylum seeker that lives in Finland. These types of stories are important because, contrary to the media, offers a human face to asylum seekers.

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Are asylum seekers escaping war now the target of arson attacks in Finland?

A building which was supposed to house asylum seekers in Niinisalo has been burned, according to tabloid Iltalehti.

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UPDATE: Finnish asylum center in Kempele is intimidated by local residents and moves to an undisclosed location

It is shameful that an asylum reception center in Kempele, where an alleged rape of a minor took place on Monday by a suspected 17-year-old asylum seeker, has caved in to pressure. Kempele is the hometown of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, who offered in September his home to asylum seekers.

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The most outrageous picture I’ve seen of a racist in Finland

A picture that appeared with a story on YLE left me speechless. The arrival of a few thousands of refugees Finland has brought out the worst in some Finns, like in the picture that shows a man in Ku Klux Klan garb and a Finnish flag protesting the establishment of a refugee center in Lahti.

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Facebook: Finland’s abstension and pitiful explanation why

Finland’s ambassador to Switzerland, Jari Luoto, isn’t too happy about Finland’s abstention on Tuesday when interior ministers met and decided to distribute 120,000 refugees.

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Facebook: REFUGEES WELCOME (TO FINLAND) ????

There are some disturbing reports that have emerged in the media about how some asylum seekers in Finland are getting a hostile reception. Trish Pääkkönen gives us a taste of what she went through when she tried to help a group of refugees at the the Helsinki and Espoo police stations.

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