A deportation that broke a family of three (or four) in Kemi, Finland

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales understands that the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) ordered on Wednesday the detention of three asylum seekers living in the northern Finnish city of Kemi. Two of them, the father and son, were deported Thursday at 12:30 from Helsinki to Lebanon. The wife, who experienced the loss of her son in 2015 due to cancer, has gone into hiding after she escaped from the hospital. 

The woman was interned after she fainted and fell ill when the authorities came to detain her, the husband and son in Kemi.

The Red Cross identification cards of the Lebanese-Syrian asylum seekers.


“The son is buried in Kemi and even if Migri wants to deport the women, she refuses to leave the country because she does not want to be far from her deceased son,” said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The family is from Lebanon but they have lived many years in Syria and are naturalized citizens of that country.”