Finns rush to back withdrawing asylum from sex offenders

Candles burn outside the Valkea shopping centre, in memory of sex crimes committed against minors, in Oulu, Finland January 14, 2019. Lehtikuva/Timo Heikkala via REUTERS

HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Finnish citizens’ initiative to withdraw asylum from people convicted of sex crimes received tens of thousands of signatures over the weekend and has become an important political issue ahead of this year’s parliamentary elections. Support for the initiative surged last week after several new investigations were launched against foreign-born men on […]

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