Bad luck and alleged ethnic profiling by the Finnish Border Guard at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport led to the detention of Christian Heumi Kabon, a Cameroonian who plays for that country’s national team. He was sent to the Metsälä immigration removal center in Helsinki, where he was detained for 18 days, from October 30 to November 16.
Migrant Tales insight: Finland locks up all kinds of people in immigration removal centers in Helsinki’s Metsäaä and Joutseno like women, men, children and whole families, even asylum seekers who have married Finns.
UNICEF rebukes Finland over its treatment of asylum-seeking minors, according to YLE News. Human rights activists like Zuzeeko Tegha Abeng have lobbied Finland to stop detaining children in 2013. He wrote: “According to Amnesty International, children should be in day care centres, schools or skateparks – not in police detention. Finland detains thousands of people…
The nineteen-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq, who was detained by the police on Friday awaiting possible deportation was released today at about 1 pm, according to his representative.
The representative of the nineteen-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq thanks all the people who wrote words of encouragement to him during the past days. “He is in good spirits thanks to the emails but angry at the same time,” the representative told Migrant Tales by phone. “He doesn’t understand why he’s being locked up [since Friday, December 29] since he’s no criminal.”
I asked on Saturday the young Iraqi asylum seeker in detention cell 406 to show with pictures his world which is now reduced to a barred window that exposes some buildings and the rainy overcast day. He messaged that he’s “just nervous and stressed about the next week what will happen.”
From good news like with the release of Hayder Al-Hatemi on February 1 this week is characterized by extending detention to two deportations.
On 11 January an unnamed 27-year-old Polish man was found dead in Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire, the first death this year and the 29th death in immigration detention since 1989.
SH, the Iraqi asylum seeker who was detained by the police service on January 6 and sent to the Metsälä detention center in Helsinki is still hopeful that he’ll be released.
The cooperation of the management of Byron Hamburger’s with Home Office immigration enforcement officers in a sting operation earlier in the summer symbolises everything that can go wrong for migrant workers when employment law and immigration policy merge.