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Finland grants asylum and residence permits to dozens of Chechens

by {screen_name} | August 30, 2006

Finland - Finland has begun granting asylum and residence permits to Chechens based upon the threat of violations to their human rights in their home country.

Finland's Directorate of Immigration (UVI) has granted asylum to 21 Chechens since 2004, and residence permits to 67 Chechens since 2001, on the basis of the need for international protection.

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