We continue to get worrisome news from the Villa Meri asylum reception center of Rauma. An asylum seeker at the center, who is a minor, was peppered sprayed on Friday and taken to the hospital. Why? Because he protested that his sister, who came from Helsinki to visit him, had to leave the center.Read on »
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Case Villa Meri: Is the job of an asylum reception center to promote the well-being or suffering of those they serve?
“Silence is beautiful” is a saying that most people in this country will appreciate but if the authorities don’t act and keep the public in suspense, that silence can turn into poison in a country like Finland where there are interest groups that make it their business to spread hatred, victimize and destroy the good name of migrants.Read on »
UPDATE: Problems at Rauma’s Villa Meri asylum reception persist and have gotten worse
In March, Migrant Tales reported about the problems at the Villa Meri asylum reception of Rauma, a western Finnish city located 91 kilometers north of Turku. Some of these problems, which were cited back then, persist and have apparently gotten worse.Read on »
An asylum seeker at Villa Meri reception center is on hunger strike protesting poor treatment by the staff
One refugees at the Villa Meri asylum reception center in the western city of Rauma is on hunger strike denouncing the poor treatment by the staff. The reception center is run by a private company, Hoivapalvelu Metsätähti, which is owned by Helsinki-based Mehiläinen, a private health care company.Read on »