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Finland to deport Somali man

Helsinki (SD) – A Somali man in Finland is facing possible deportation after a supreme court in Helsinki gave the authorities go ahead, saying the man poses a threat to society due to his criminal convictions.

Today’s decision comes after the man whose has not yet been revealed filed an appeal against previous conviction. In 2017, Finish police officers had previously proposed to deport the individual who was born in 1993.

The proposed deportation by the police after which the Migri began proceedings to instigate deportation and a three-year ban from entering the Schengen Area.

The individual appealed to the Administrative Court and then the Supreme Court, emphasizing that he had no ties to Somalia and does not know anyone in the country, which he has never visited.

The individual has an extensive criminal record, having been convicted of 11 robberies, aggravated theft, assault, and coercion between 2010 and 2017, serving multiple prison sentences including an 18-month stretch in prison.

The Supreme Court ruled that his continued presence in Finland represented a threat to “society and security” and gave the green light for deportation proceedings to begin. 

The Supreme Court acknowledges that the defendant does not have any ties to Somalia, but notes that his mother tongue is listed in Somalian in the Finnish Population Register and that he does not hold Finnish citizenship, despite being born and raised in the country.

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