Friday, March 27, 2009

3/23: A Day of Action, Success and Solidarity

On Monday March 23rd numerous activist took to the streets to bring the relatively unknown story of Henrik Holappa to the attention of the general public. Reports have been coming in from all across the east coast including Ohio, New Jersey, New York and all across the state of Pennsylvania. Everywhere from Libraries and Universities to High schools and Public Parks were utilized to distribute Freedom for Henrik Holappa fliers. And not without attention from the media of course. The actions of one activist based out of Pennsylvania managed to land Henrik's story and our blog address right in the pages of the local press.

Carlisle man cited for hanging posters

If you have any Day of Action photos feel free to submit them to us at:

Thursday, March 19, 2009


In response to the politically motivated arrest of Henrik Holappa at the hands of the US Government, on Monday March 23 we will be taking to the streets for a day of action to bring Henrik’s story directly to the public, and we need your help! Several fliers are available at for distribution in your area and we encourage all of you to take action and get involved.

We also encourage that people utilize banners, signs, stickers and any other forms of physical media capable of disseminating our message: FREEDOM FOR HENRIK HOLAPPA!!!

Photographs of your actions are more than welcome for possible use in the future and you can submit them to us at:

*Click on fliers to view actual size

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The case of Henrik Hopalla

On July 11th 2008 a 23 year old Finish National by the name of Henrik Holappa legally entered the United States in hopes of obtaining asylum from the politically motivated charges being brought against him in his native country. The Finnish Government, and their security police; SUPO, have deemed Henrik Holappa a criminal for violating their countries speech laws because of an essay that he published and distributed over the internet criticizing the media and the governments conduct regarding the recent gang rapes of numerous Finnish woman.

On October 10th 2008 an Affirmative Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal was officially submitted by his lawyer to the US Department of Citizenship and Immigration services. On December 9th 2008 he appeared before the Immigration Court in Philadelphia, PA for his Asylum hearing where he was issued another notice to appear before the very same court on July 21st 2009.

And on Monday, March 9th 2009 at approximately 11:30am, while driving with friends, Henrik was pulled over, searched and arrested by the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Joint Terrorism Taskforce who later interrogated him about his political views and affiliations here and in the country of Finland. He is currently being held at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia New York awaiting further actions, which will most likely result in his deportation and imprisonment for violating Finnish speech laws.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Free Henrik Holappa Flickr Account

For those of you not familiar with Flickr; it's an extremely useful and highly traveled photo/image hosting site that uses tags to locate photos. So a person searching for anything from political prisoners and kidnapping to 1984 or the Governemt is most likely going to come across information on Henrik Holappa.

You can also host videos as well as attach articles and other bits of information to your photos & videos. Check it out and take advantage of it, and if you have something you feel we should add to it then be sure to send it out way.

Free Henrik Holappa Myspace Page!

That's right, everyone has a myspace page. And if you don't, then we suggest you get one, at least so you can check out the Free Henrik Holappa page. Online social networks such as Myspace and Facebook are a great way to spread information, and if your on there, be sure send to us a friend request and forward us along to your friends & associates.

Henrik's Application for Asylum Documents

Click on the document images to view them in their actual size.

Valerie L. May, Esq. cover letter for Holappa's Asylum application. This di
scusses Holappa's persecution by the Finnish government for his political views, and the danger of incarceration if he were to return to Finland.

Henrik Holappa signature on page 9 of application dated 10 October. T
his is dated one day before the deadline of October 11th.

rik Holappa Affidavit. Describes his political persecution in Finland.


Resubmission of Timely Filed Asylym Application. Cover sheet
with letterhead of Holappa's attorney Valerie May used with the document that corrected the signature technicality in the first submission dated 10 October.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services I-797C, Notice of Action for Hen
rik Holappa, Case type: I589 Application for Asylum, Received 14 Oct 2008. In this document, the government provides a receipt for Holappa's application.


Natalija Kristina Holappa Affidavit. Describes political persecution of h
er brother by Finnish authorities

Raili Helena Holappa Affidavit. Describes political persecution of her son by F
innish authorities

Notice of Asylum-Only Hearing for 9 Dec 2008. Here, the government scheduled a routine immigration court appearance. Holappa appeared as required, and was then iss
ued another appearance date in July 2009. If he had done anything wrong, why would he have been given these notices?


Notice of As
ylum-Only Hearing for 21 July 2009

Show Henrik Your Support

A letter can mean an awful lot to someone being held prisoner, especially a political prisoner such as Henrik Holappa. Don't just talk about this situation or sit online writing about it; send Henrik a letter or something as simple as a post card to let him know what your thinking.

*If you plan on sending a money order to help him buy food and personal items we would strongly suggest contacting the prison to verify their procedures for this

Esa Henrik Holappa

Buffalo Federal Detention Facility
4250 Federal Dr. RN, 108
Batavia, NY 14020

Finnish Asylum-Seeker Seized in Western Pennsylvania

Monday, 9 March 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA — Henri Holappa, a young Finnish Nationalist who has been living quietly in this country for the past eight months, was seized by immigration authorities on a small country road outside Pittsburgh at 11:30 this morning.

Although he was in the United States legally and had violated none of its laws unlike millions of illegal immigrant residing in the U.S. — Holappa was treated like a common criminal, handcuffed, leg-chained and driven off to jail.

Holappa had been scheduled for a hearing on his application for political asylum on July 21. He was facing prosecution for violating Political Correctness laws in his native Finland and thought he would be allowed to enjoy America's celebrated freedom.

Henrik Holappa?

I have been persecuted by the government (army, police, prosecutors), the mass media, and an employer in my country starting on August 8, 2006, when the security police, the SUPO, visited my apartment, which I shared with my sister Natalija, and then my school, asking both her and me many questions and warning me to abandon my beliefs -- or else I would lose my prospects of ever being a security guard, and also be “unwelcome in Germany,” a country I intended to visit.

Then the Finnish police obviously notified all Finnish security companies that I should not be employed even as a security guard. I found no one would hire me, although I had graduated from the security guard school Osakk on August 25, 2006. The security company ISS had verbally promised me employment guarding University Hospital in Oulu, but at the end of October 2006 it suddenly had no record or file at all of my job application and two-hour interview on October 9, 2006. So I lost that career possibility.

For centuries, my family has honorably served Finland in military service, under Swedish, Russian and Finnish governments, and both my grandfathers fought against the Soviets in WWII; many of my father's cousins fell for Finland's freedom in the war. Both grandfathers suffered greatly in the war, and one never quite recovered from Soviet captivity, suffered severe depression and died in his forties. It was therefore extremely painful to me as an patriotic Finn to be in effect dishonorably discharged on September 6, 2007 from the Finnish Army Reserve solely because of my political views. My reservist duty was to be renewed in January 2008.

I had considered a full-time military career before that, and in fact had left high school to join the army out of love of military service; this career was now also destroyed.

The police came to my apartment on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at 3:20 pm, and ransacked it, throwing things on the floor, and seized both my computers (returning them three days later.) They then went to my parents' home, where I was raised as a child, and the criminal police officer Sari Isometsa Tihinen (whose business card is enclosed with my application) threatened my mother that:

--I was “in big trouble,” that
--“Henrik might not come home for a long time,” and that
--if I pursued my beliefs, I “would not have any part in our society.”

I was in police custody for 24 hours at the Oulu police station that same day in a concrete cell with the lights burning day and night, on suspicion of sending a photograph or writing an article, both unprovable charges, and I was not allowed to make any phone calls. After the 24 hours I was told that I was now under arrest, and spent two more days in that cell with nothing to read or do, incommunicado, without visitors, and with no phone call to anyone. The police told my mother that I was under arrest. I was released without charges on the 19th.

When I emerged from jail, I discovered that the main newspaper in northern Finland, Kaleva, had violated on the day of my detention, January 16, the Finnish press custom of never reporting the name of a suspect, even a murder suspect, under the presumption of innocence, until he had been actually convicted at the end of a trial. However, the article mentioned me by my name in the very first paragraph, and stated falsely as a proven fact that I had written a certain article in December 2006.

It was an article denouncing gangs of African rapists of my countrywomen of whom many were and are still running around un-arrested in my city. The article highlighted the infamous “scissor rapists” -- Sudanese black Africans who clitorectomized a Finnish female rape victim with scissors in June 2005 in Oulu and were sentenced to three years in prison in January 2006. The author asked why Finland was bringing in such immigrants and why there were no subsequent arrests for the other African gang rapists still terrorizing my city. (Finland itself has no history of gang rape among the native Finns.)

The media article also stated as fact the unproven assertion that I had sent off a clipped newspaper photo to America – as a serious “copyright violation” -- and the lie that while living in Oulu as a young Finn without any website skills, I was “the webmaster” of an American website.

This was obviously a coordinated campaign by the Finnish government, police and media, all together, to make me a hated person to both leftist Finns and to the very Somali and Sudanese gang rapists who then, as now, are on the loose in the city of my birth. (There have been no prosecutions of African gang rapists there since the scissors rapists were convicted in January 2006, 33 months ago, although the problem continues and these immigrants stand out memorably by their appearance to both their victims and the public in my Scandinavian country.)

There are also many black immigrants, all Muslim Africans, in my apartment building, who live on my street and in my neighborhood, and they can know who I am, because the main newspaper in all of northern Finland, Kaleva, with a daily circulation of 300,000, used my name. They can afford this newspaper because they can get up to 3,000 euros a month in welfare for a family, while an unemployed Finn can get only 400 euros a month.

The security police, SUPO, could even remind the African Muslim communities of my name and address.

On May 11 or 12, 2008 I received a phone call while visiting neighboring Estonia from the same Sari Tihinen, asking me when I could come to the police station in Oulu. She further informed me over the telephone that the top prosecutor in Finland, Mika Illman, whose name suggests Jewish ancestry and thus animus toward me, had “dug up [my] case again.”

On Tuesday, May 20, 2008 this same policewoman further warned me, now at the Oulu police station, that I was to be indicted by the government of Finland on three serious charges so as to “make an example of me for other racists in Finland,” as follows:

1)two years imprisonment for “incitement of racial hatred” [sic];
2)two years behind bars for “defaming the honor of the African community of Finland” [sic]; and
3)six months imprisonment for “copyright violation.” (I had merely scanned a photo of “multiculturalism” from a Finnish newspaper, and sent it as a private email attachment to an American friend. He then, unbeknownst to me, posted it on an American website.)

I believe I was targeted because the Finnish authorities hate my views and see me as a young leader whose crushing would preclude any political movement I could start. (I have never started any movement; I only turned 23 in July.)

I am sure that the Finnish government would harm me on my return by arresting me and prosecuting me, and putting me in prison next to Somali and Turkish felons who might hate me and seek to beat, rape or kill me. The Finnish government would itself be my main persecutor, and might not protect me at all in prison. In fact, it might invite inmates to get a sentence reduction if they harmed me.

They might also put me, as an “extremely dangerous person” (the policewoman's words to me and to members of the True Finns political party of which I was once a member) in a maximum security prison where I would be shut up in a cell for 23 hours a day. This is a form of severe mental harm, especially for an innocent person who deserves no punishment.

The Finnish government is modern and controls all the territory of Finland, so there is no place in my country where I could hide for long. Furthermore, all other European Union countries have laws similar to Finland's and would arrest me on a European Union arrest warrant to extradite me back to Finland or to any other EU country that objects to my views.

Just one week ago, Dr. Fredrick Toeben, an Australian, was arrested by British detectives on the runway of Heathrow Airport near London on an EU arrest warrant issued in Mannheim, Germany. His plane from the USA to Dubai had merely landed there to refuel and discharge some passengers. The German prosecutor said he feared a German “could” read Toeben's English-language Australian website.

I left Finland by plane and flew via Iceland to the United States on July 11, 2008. I came here as a bona fide tourist, but decided toward the end of my tourist stay that I loved America, its people, its beauty and its freedom of speech and that I did not want to be imprisoned and possibly murdered in Finland.