We heard the sad news about the twenty-one-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who was detained by the police Tuesday in Mikkeli, Finland.
Imagine going through the same ordeal as last year, when he was detained in Mikkeli on October 23-27 and then sent to Lappeenranta and freed 32 days later on November 23.
“They put me in a second cell [in Mikkeli] which is the same cell I was in |back in October],” he told by phone. “I’ll either be sent to Lappeenranta or Joutseno [immigration detention center].”
In a police detention, it is a bad sign for the asylum seeker if they take his clothes and belongings with him.
“I don’t have many belongings because I’ve moved around so much,” he said.
The asylum seeker said that he was taken to the same cell at the Mikkeli police station. Photo by asylum seeker.
You can read his past stories below:
- Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “I got my second rejection for asylum” (February 17, 2018)
- Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “…I’m happy to be free again.” (November 23, 2017)
- Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: Administrative court halts deportation order temporarily (November 17, 2017)
- Asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “[I] just [want] to be in [a] safe place and live in peace” (November 12, 2017)
- Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “Migri doesn’t believe I’m a Christian” (November 10, 2017)
- Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “I fear they will deport me next week” (November 8, 2017)
- A letter from an Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 in Lappeenranta, Finland (October 31, 2017)