Finland plans to deport another family with four children aged 1 to 6 years to Iraq

by , under Enrique Tessieri

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.  

The youngest child of the family is about a year old and the eldest 6 years.

One of the sources that is trying to help this family and who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the family is in danger in Iraq because their mother could face an honor killing for not having the consent of her parents upon getting married.

“The family has two rejections for asylum and they are staying at the asylum reception center in Pori,” the person said. “I wish our government would follow the law and not return women and children back to conflict areas where they are put in harm’s way.”

The Finnish Constitution doesn’t allow minors and adults to be deported to war zones.

Section 9 of the Constitution guarantees:

“The right of foreigners to enter Finland and to remain in the country is regulated by an Act. A foreigner shall not be deported, extradited or returned to another country, if in consequence he or she is in danger of a death sentence, torture or other treatment violating human dignity.”

Three of the four children of the Iraqi family posing in the picture could be deported from Finland next week.

Taking into account the the number of deportations to countries like Iraq will pick up this year, the Finnish parliament approved in December that children can be locked up like common criminals like in the case of the Iraqi family of nine at the Joutsen immigration removal center.

All the Finnish parties except for the Greens, Left Alliance and the Swedish People’s Party voted in favor of the law, according to a statement by Amnesty International.

 

  1. Finland is a hateful country

    Yes Finland plans against refugees because Finland is a hateful country, a country full of panic, Finland has nothing to offer to refugees except torture , jail, prison, terror, scam, insult, abuse, rape, blame and ….list is long…

    There is no LOVE; LIFE; SAFE in Finland !

    Woe on you Finland, now you keep silent and watch hunters,they are terrorizing family after family, life after life, child after child, young after young… you have nothing to say because you support racists !

    This is 21th century and they call it Finland, a land of racism, dark, and slavery system, this land is modern yes oh very modern, modern in slavery system and scam ! First world country or 100th world country, stone age country !

    And your turn will come Finland, CURSE after CURSE is raining on you, now and for forever and world will not mercy on you, humans and people will not respect you and wont see you, life will treat you worse of worse and will rain on you insult, abuse, terror, scam, lie, sadness, homeless, depress, stress, panic, sickness and many more……

    And universe will laugh at you with a very loud loud voice !