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.

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