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Finland: Finns Party MPs face scrutiny……..


For somehow speaking mean of fraudulent asylum-seeking migrants who crossed the border into Finland…

Finns Party MPs face scrutiny

Two other MPs may also face hearings in the coming weeks.


On Thursday, MPs are to discuss the case of another Finns Party MP, Juha Mäenpää, concerning his derogatory statements about asylum seekers and immigrants while addressing Parliament last June.


Police say there is reason to suspect him of incitement against a minority group.


State Prosecutor Raija Toiviainen has asked parliament for permission to file charges against him. After a discussion on the floor of the legislature, the issue will be taken up by the Constitutional Affairs Committee.


Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of the Greens may also still face further pressure over his handling of plans to repatriate Isis-linked Finnish women and children from the al-Hol detention camp in Syria.



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