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Being a Musician is a Human Right

A musician applying for asylum in Finland was rejected on the grounds of their profession. The Finnish Music Council cannot accept this decision and the MU sends it solidarity to the FMC and musician seeking asylum.

A musician applying for asylum in Finland was rejected on the grounds of their profession. The Finnish Music Council (FMC) cannot accept this decision and the MU sends it solidarity to the FMC and musician seeking asylum.

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) argues that the person seeking asylum should change their job in order to survive in their home country. According to Migri, a musician's profession is not an innate, unchangeable or otherwise essential characteristic of their conscience or the realization of their human rights.

The MU believes no-one should have to give up basic human rights and submit themselves to oppression because of the job they choose.

Persecuted artists should not be forced to stop being artists. Artists should not be persecuted for their art.


Published: 27/01/2017

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