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Denied entry at finland helinkski airport racial profiling

So I was denied entry at Helinkski Airport.i was there to catch my flight to Estonia. The women didn't seem to like me as im British born South asian. She was staring at my main page passport and asking me for evidence of stay which other white people she just stamped and let them go. The worst racist experience, if I was a white English women they would've been scared to treat me that way.
So they took me to a private room and there was standing about 10 custom officers with guns in their uniform. The women were smiling and laughing enjoying the harassment in their language. The man then searched my bag in front of everyone making faces when he's taking out my clothes. The one custom officer kept saying are you on drugs just to have something to pick on. I said let's do a drug test he laughing and stopped asking me.
The custom officer then saying how much money show us your bank account, where and how you get your money. Who booked your flight & do you remember who booked your flights. He then physically assaulted me and told me to sleep in the airport terminal as it was 1am. He took my passport wouldn't return it and said to come back in the morning 8am. They then made me wait an hour 2 different customs interviewed me. They made the airline pay for my flight back to Heathrow. The guards escorted me to the boarding gate. VERY RACIST COUNTRY FINLAND THEY JUST WANTED AN EXCUSE &, racially profiled me asian easy target as I was alone a women and not white. I provided them with all proof of stay hotel reservations, tourist and purpose of visit. AVOID THIS SH** COUNTRY. I booked a tour with Weroad travel company I hope they should refund me as they seem to care just about money. The man showing authority said you're a third class citizen in Finland & you're banned from all Schengen area. So does that mean all 26 schengen countries I'm banned? is it worth appealing as I'm never going to visit Finland ever again.
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So I was denied entry at Helinkski Airport.i was there to catch my flight to Estonia. The women didn't seem to like me as im British born South asian. She was staring at my main page passport and asking me for evidence of stay which other white people she just stamped and let them go. The worst racist experience, if I was a white English women they would've been scared to treat me that way.
So they took me to a private room and there was standing about 10 custom officers with guns in their uniform. The women were smiling and laughing enjoying the harassment in their language. The man then searched my bag in front of everyone making faces when he's taking out my clothes. The one custom officer kept saying are you on drugs just to have something to pick on. I said let's do a drug test he laughing and stopped asking me.
The custom officer then saying how much money show us your bank account, where and how you get your money. Who booked your flight & do you remember who booked your flights. He then physically assaulted me and told me to sleep in the airport terminal as it was 1am. He took my passport wouldn't return it and said to come back in the morning 8am. They then made me wait an hour 2 different customs interviewed me. They made the airline pay for my flight back to Heathrow. The guards escorted me to the boarding gate. VERY RACIST COUNTRY FINLAND THEY JUST WANTED AN EXCUSE &, racially profiled me asian easy target as I was alone a women and not white. I provided them with all proof of stay hotel reservations, tourist and purpose of visit. AVOID THIS SH** COUNTRY. I booked a tour with Weroad travel company I hope they should refund me as they seem to care just about money. The man showing authority said you're a third class citizen in Finland & you're banned from all Schengen area. So does that mean all 26 schengen countries I'm banned? is it worth appealing as I'm never going to visit Finland ever again.


Hmm...new account and first post therefore this is my assessment: today on things that didn't happen.
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I call Troll. If you had been refused entry to Finland they would have held you in a room and not let you sleep in airport and tell you to return in the morning
It certainly seems odd to report this on a student forum rather than making a formal complaint, especially regarding the assault.
Original post by sorcerer of old
hmm...new account and first post therefore this is my assessment: Today on things that didn't happen.


i am not a troll ! Disgusting if you think why would i lie about something that really happened
Original post by Admit-One
It certainly seems odd to report this on a student forum rather than making a formal complaint, especially regarding the assault.


Just seeing what others would do
Original post by bamtutor
I call Troll. If you had been refused entry to Finland they would have held you in a room and not let you sleep in airport and tell you to return in the morning


No I did not sleep in a room. You know nothing why comment??
Original post by gsdbyjhrry3455
Just seeing what others would do

I would hope they would either make a formal complaint or report the assault to the police.
Original post by gsdbyjhrry3455
i am not a troll ! Disgusting if you think why would i lie about something that really happened


I don't believe it. Having 10 officers for 1 person...the staff laughing and pulling faces...the staff randomly assaulting you....not believable.
it does seem a curious story, like others not quite sure why its here. Sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience.

I once got arrested at security screening at Milan airport (long story) and it was a bit scary but everyone was fairly professional (for Italians). There were 2 people with me at all times.

The rules and procedures are pretty comprehensive in most European countries in my experience - you can complain here (I think) https://www.suomi.fi/citizen/rights-and-obligations/legislation-and-legal-protection/guide/how-to-make-a-complaint
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Original post by ChiefBrody
Sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience.

Hey lets not get carried away here.
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Original post by gsdbyjhrry3455
Just seeing what others would do

What did you do about it?
sounds like it didn't happen.

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