Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Finish Businessman On Trial For Smuggling Chechens

Posted by Info on 15/04/2011

The publisher of a Helsinki-based website “” that supports Chechen fighters (terrorists), Mikael Storsjo was accused of promoting illegal entry under aggravating circumstances and has gone on trial in Finland.

He is being prosecuted for illegally smuggling some 100 Chechen individuals into Finland, people who he calls “freedom fighters”.

Storsjo helped Chechens to come to Finland in 2007-2010. All of them sought and were granted political asylum. The sentence will be passed at the beginning of May.


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