Comment: This is a tragic end to a long saga between the late Eveline Fedayel to remain in Finland with her son. After a number of applications to the Finnish Immigration Service, Fedayel whose illness was life-threatening was supposed to leave the county in June. You can read more on the case by visiting Helsingin Sanomat.
In my opinion, this case is tragic and shows what happens when public servants become inflexible in a situation that requires a dose of common sense and compassion.
What are your thoughts on the topic?
Eveline Fadayel, 65, an Egyptian woman who was granted a residence permit in Finland after a lengthy appeal process last month, died from a long-term illness early on Tuesday, the Finnish Ecumenical Council said.
Last year, the ailing woman’s battle to remain in the country to live with her sons in Vantaa triggered a debate about Finland’s residence permit legislation.
The Finnish Immigration Service’s decision to grant the residence permit came after the European Court of Human Rights condemned the Finnish authorities’ plans to remove Fadayel from the country.