Finland’s recent decision to deport an Afghan family to Kabul has triggered debate about the country’s history of forcing asylum seekers to return to potential conflict areas.

As reported by Yle online, Finland changed its guidance for assessing asylum applications from Somali, Iraqi and Afghan nationals, making it easier to reject asylum claims and therefore deport people back to those countries. However, opponents point out that these countries are still considered unsafe for visitors.

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