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Turvapaikanhakijat heitteillä – kuka vastaa?

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Olemme huolissamme turvapaikanhakijoiden oikeusturvasta ja terveydentilasta. Ihmiset vastaanottokeskuksissa ovat huonossa henkisessä ja fyysisessä kunnossa, odottaminen tyhjänpanttina on raastavaa ja terveydenhoito on laskettu minimiin. Päijät-Hämeen keskussairaalassa potilaan turvapaikkastatus esti asianmukaisen hoidon ja tämä johti nuoren ihmisen kuolemaan 7.6. Maahanmuuttovirasto ohjaa, suunnittelee ja valvoo turvapaikanhakijoiden terveydenhuollon toteutumista. Tutkitaanko Lahden tapahtumia ja vastuita?
Säilöönottoyksiköissä tilanne on huolestuttava.  Monet säilöönotetut ovat hermoromahduksen partaalla, jopa nälkiintyneitä, eivätkä pysty nukkumaan pelätessään koputusta ovelle ja kyyditystä kentälle. Nämä ihmiset ovat viranomaisille vain numeroita, heille ei vaivauduta edes kertomaan palautusajankohtaa. Kuka valvoo, missä kunnossa he ovat palautushetkellä? Metsälän säilö siirtää vastuuta poliisille, Maahanmuuttovirastolle ja sisäministeriöön.
Iranilainen turvapaikanhakija kertoo, kuink…

Friend of deceased asylum seeker: Treatment was delayed until it was too late

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According to friends, an asylum seeker who lived at Hennala reception centre and died during the night between Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June did not receive the healthcare he needed in Finland.“I have his patient records that plainly state that the necessary tests will not be performed before his asylum decision”, says a Finnish woman who knew the deceased young man well. She says the man’s treatment was delayed until it was too late. Legal obligation to provide treatmentAccording to the law, reception centres provide asylum seekers certain basic services, one of which is healthcare. All asylum seekers aged at least 18 are entitled to urgent treatment. Urgent treatment refers to immediate assessment and treatment required by sudden illness, injury, worsening of a chronic condition, or impaired functioning capacity that cannot be delayed without the disease or injury becoming worse. Asylum seekers are also entitled to other health services considered essential by professionals; the…

A YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKER DEAD DUE TO ILLNESS - Are asylum seeker health issues of being ignored?

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At early hours of this morning Kareem, an Iraqi asylum seeker, lost his life at a Finnish hospital. We at the Right to live demonstration are waiting for more information on this tragic incident. According to some information he had been suffering from a serious medical condition and had not been well for a while.
Kareem’s tragic passing away without any family members by his side shows the vulnerability of refugees in Finland, as asylum seekers in the midst of their asylum process are not eligible to access full health care.
We are extremely saddened by this incident and offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Meanwhile, we are very concerned of the asylum seekers wellbeing in Finland. We fear that the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers is threatened by the policies of the Finnish Immigration Service, if health care authorities are pushed to overlook medical needs of refugees and only limited access to healthcare is provided.
Right To Live Press release 7th June 2…

NUORI TURVAPAIKANHAKIJA MENEHTYI - VÄHEKSYTÄÄNKÖ TURVAPAIKANHAKIJOIDEN TERVEYSONGELMIA?

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Aikaisin tänä aamuna nuori irakilainen turvapaikanhakija Kareem menetti henkensä sairaalassa. Me Oikeus elää -mielenosoituksessa odotamme lisätietoja tästä traagisesta tapahtumasta. Tietojemme mukaan hän oli jo jonkin aikaa ollut vakavasti sairas. Myös Maahanmuuttovirasto on myöntänyt, että asia on ollut heidän terveystiiminsä tiedossa ja hoidossa jo pidempään. Kareemin traaginen menehtyminen ilman perheenjäseniä vierellään osoittaa turvapaikanhakijoiden haavoittuvuuden Suomessa, kun he eivät kesken turvapaikkaprosessin käsittelyn saa täyttä oikeutta terveydenhuoltoon.
Olemme erittäin surullisia tapahtuneesta ja lähetämme vilpittömät surunvalittelumme Kareemin perheelle ja läheisille. Samaan aikaan olemme hyvin huolissamme turvapaikanhakijoiden hyvinvoinnista Suomessa. Huolemme on, että Maahanmuuttoviraston politiikka ohjaa terveydenhoitoviranomaisia, ja että turvapaikanhakijoiden terveysongelmia väheksytään ja ylenkatsotaan, kun heille on myönnetty oikeus vain kiireelliseen terveyde…

Interfaith celebration of Ramadan at the Railways Square. Ramadan Piknik kokosi eri uskontokunnat Rautatientorille

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An Interfaith Ramadan picnic at Right To Live demonstration On Friday evening the Right to Live Demonstration hosted an interfaith picnic celebrating Ramadan. The event was organized by Jana and Amiirah (a coordinator of a youth interfaith project called ‘Together for Finland’), co-founders of the Anti-Racist Forum.
The interfaith Ramadan picnic brought together speakers from different faiths in Finland. The guest list consisted of Pär Silen, a pastor from the Orthodox church, Sabina Sweins, a Luteran pastor student, Mercedesz Czimbalmos from the Jewish community, Maikki Sykäri from the Buddhist community and Erna Bodström from the Atheist community in Finland.
The event shed light on the tradition of Ramadan a month of fasting in the muslim calendar, during this month Muslims fast from the sun rise up until sunset which is considerably difficult in Finland with the days being 21 hours long and the demonstrators have been practicing fasting.
All the guests speakers and the organizers…

Deportation Alert: WILL I EVER SEE MY CHILD AGAIN?

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Hussein, 1.6.2017, Metsälä reception center:

WILL I EVER SEE MY CHILD AGAIN?
”A month ago I was released at the last minute from a plane headed towards a forced deportation, thanks to the support of the passengers and staff of Turkish Airlines. After this, the police abused me and I got several bruises, which I have a doctor’s certificate for. The investigation is still ongoing, and neither I or my abuser have been interviewed. I have left a new appeal for asylum, but I have been told that I will be forcibly deported today. I am afraid that the police that has abused me will take part in my deportation.
I am also concerned for my child’s custody, and if I get a five-year denial to return to the Schengen area, I won’t see my son in five years, or perhaps never again. In Iraq I will be in great danger due to tribal conflicts, and also my family will be a threat to me after they have find out that I have left my wife and my child on their own in Finland. I haven’t had the chance to see my ch…