Posts Tagged: violence

“Justice was served” with the 9.5-year prison sentence for brutally attacking a Pakistani migrant in February

The wife of the Pakistani migrant, whose husband was  brutally attacked by three Finnish white youths in February, is satisfied with the 9.5 year prison sentence handed by a Vantaa court Friday. The three youths were sentenced for attempted murder. 

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UPDATE: Helsinki Times: Pakistani stabbed several times in the Finnish city of Vantaa

A Pakistani was stabbed several times on Friday night in Vantaa, according to Helsinki Times. The victim is 37 and the father of a four-year-old child. 

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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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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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Iraqi asylum seeker in Finland: I’m building my home here and getting married this week

Whenever an asylum seeker, irrespective of how many times his or her application for asylum got turned down, there is one matter that must be done: write, write and write.

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Iraqi asylum seeker gets asylum application turned down as his family members are attacked by the militia

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) is planning to reassess the security situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia after an initial assessment in May deemed these countries to be safe to return asylum seekers.

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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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Is Somalia a “safe” country and do asylum seekers want to die in vain?

In light of the assessment published by the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) in May, where it claims that countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia are “safe” to return asylum seekers we strongly challenge such a claim. I challenge Migri’s assessment because it is political and has little to do with reality.

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