Posts Tagged: Finnish Immigration Service

Welcome back Dana!

Migrant Tales insight: Dana is a talented poet from Iran and a victim of the Finnish Immigration Service. I met her through this blog in 2012. I wrote back in 2015: “After a year and six months, I got an email from Dana, who has written many beautiful and powerful poems for us. I was

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Iraqi asylum seekers vow to continue demonstration in front of the Finnish Immigration Service building

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED After a setback on Sunday, Iraqi demonstrators in front of the Finnish Immigration Service building have vowed to continue their protest, according to Walid Sahib, one of the organizers of the demonstration. A total of four demonstrators were detained by the police on Sunday and released from custody three hours later.

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Moroccan with a serious heart condition: “Thank you for your support,” says his brother

After Migrant Tales broke the story of Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) asked a divorced Moroccan to leave Finland with a heart condition. Youssef Hemdani’s case has received a lot of support from Morocco and Finland. “Thank you for your support,” said his brother, Laghdof Hemdari. Apart from getting a lot of attention on social media,

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Daniel Malpica: Tottelemattomuus. On the Finnish Immigration Policy

Daniel Malpica* A couple of months ago, as part of the Writers for Peace Committee, the Finnish PEN was commissioned to write a resolution regarding migration on behalf of The Assembly of Delegates of PEN International. That resolution – written in a collaboration between Veera Tyhtilä, Shashank Mane and I – was focused on the problematic suffered by migrants and

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A picture that refuses to die and reveals Finland’s inhumane asylum policy where children are locked up in detention centers

The picture of the girl in Joutseno’s immigration removal center was taken by a detained Iraqi family in 2017. If there is a picture that represents the injustice of Finland’s heartless immigration “service” authorities, it is this picture of the girl gazing at her future from a barred window with barb wire. You can check

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