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Case Teuva: Prosecutor to bring charges probably next week – hate crime or not?

The state prosecutor plans to make public the charges against the perpetrators who attacked Fares Al-Obaidi over two-and-a-half years ago in June 2020 in Teuva, a town in Western Finland. The big question is whether the prosecutor sees what happened as a hate crime. The Finnish penal code does not recognize the term “hate crime.” Section

Finnish police do not rule out hate crime in Teuva against a Muslim

Detective Chief Inspector Jari-Matti Marttala confirmed to Migrant Tales today that investigations are still ongoing concerning the assault by residents of Teuva of a Muslim and his four passengers. “We are still interviewing people, and we have not ruled out the possibility of a hate crime,” said Marttala. “Everything is still at hand…let’s say that

Two stories that reveal a lot about racism in Finland

Two stories that expose injustice and denial in Finland became public this week: First, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland ruled Thursday that the police ethnically profiled singer Musta Barbari’s mother and sister in July 2016. The other news is about an Iraqi youth who white Finns violently attacked in July 2020.  Both cases are not only

Getting a job does not scare me, it is what happens after that raises concern

If we look at the many stories of job discrimination that we have published in Migrant Tales, one factor links them: despair and the police, which too often look the other way.  Considering the underwhelming effort the police have made in challenging human trafficking, labor discrimination, hate speech, and other social ills, why would a victim trust the

This has the stench of a hate crime in western Finland. Police investigation.

A group of white Finnish men and women attacked on Saturday, a New Finn and his four friends in the Southern Ostrobotnian town of Teuva in western Finland. The police, which is treating the incident as suspected aggravated assault, has not ruled out a hate crime. The big question is not if what happened wasn’t