Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406: “Migri doesn’t believe I’m a Christian”

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Just like the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) proclaims violent countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia to be “safe” for such nationals but not for Finns, they don’t have any problems about deporting you back to such countries if you are a Christian. If what Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 in Joutseno* states is correct, his life is in danger if deported as a Christian back to his former home country. 

The document below, provided by the asylum seeker is an interview with a grand mufti, an authority that interprets and spells out Islamic law. Grand Mufti Mahdi Ben Ahmed Al-Sumldei states quite clearly in the document that any Muslim that changes religion should suffer death.

“The death of such a person is based on an order by the prophet Muhammed: a person who changes his religion must die,” the document states citing a book.

The asylum seeker in detention cell 406 alleges that his father was killed in Iraq in 2010 for being a Christian.


“They warned that if my father converted to Christianity he and his family would be killed,” the asylum seeker said. “We escaped to Syria [after he was killed] and didn’t want to return [to Iraq] because we feared for our lives.”

“I didn’t mention this in the first interview with Migri because fear hit me,” he added. “I was afraid to tell anyone this fact about my family. I fear for my life in Iraq.”

* The asylum seeker who was locked up in this cell thought he was in Lappeenranta but in fact he was at the Joutseno immigration removal center located 20km away.


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