Soon-to-be deported SH opens new asylum case and is confident he won’t be forcibly sent to Iraq

by , under Enrique Tessieri

SH is one of the three asylum seekers that were detained on January 6 by the police and sent from Turku to the Metsälä detention center in Helsinki a week ago to await deportation. Since then, KM was released Thursday but SH and another Iraqi asylum seeker, AM, are still at the detention center. 

SH, who was detained a week ago in Turku with KM and was set to be deported to Iraq on Monday, spoke Saturday evening to Migrant Tales by phone.

KM and SH were detained in Turku by the police. They were residents of the asylum reception center in Laitila, located in southwest Finland.    Source: FRB-I.

“I have opened a new case,” he said. “Now I can leave the camp and this will stop my deportation.”

When asked why he wasn’t released like KM, SH said that it was probably because it is the weekend. He is hopeful that he will be released soon if not Monday.

Migrant Tales will follow SH’s and AM’s case. We hope that they will be released from detention as soon as possible.

We hope that they will be released from detention as soon as possible.