Irak ottaa nyt palautettavat kansalaisensa vastaan, Somalia kieltäytyy yhä yhteistyöstä

Helsingin Sanomat, 26 February 2024.

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"Helsingin Sanomat reported in an article published on Sunday 26 February on the media attention the returns from Finland have received on Iraqi satellite channels and social media. Rekan Khalil, who resisted deportation and was returned to Iraq, filed a criminal complaint about the use of force by Finnish police. The detention centre is described in the Tiktok video and in TV interviews as a "prison".


The Iraq news has also quoted a report by the British NGO Statewatch that Iraq had agreed to accept all its citizens last March, and that the EU was still seeking an informal agreement to step up returns.

Helsingin Sanomat asked Iraq's migration ministry about the matter. Soran Omar, a member of the Iraqi parliament's committee on migration and refugees, wrote in a message to Helsingin Sanomat only that "we have discussed this issue with the foreign minister and told him that it is unacceptable for Iraq to accept forced returns"."

Machine translation, full story (in Finnish) here. The Statewatch report cited in the article is available here.

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