Supreme Administrative Court torpedoes deportation appeal for Iraqi mother and child

Irakilaisperhe ruokapyödän ääressä.

Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that an Iraqi mother and her three year-old daughter cannot appeal a deportation ruling in the higher courts. The decision effectively means splitting up the family: the mother and daughter must return to Iraq while the father - who has been granted asylum in Finland - and a months-old infant will stay behind. A decision is still to be made about the younger child.

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