27 April 2014

Mentally ill asylum seeker denied psychiatric help and commits suicide in the Netherlands

On 23 April 2014, it was reported that an Armenian asylum seeker committed suicide in the Netherlands last December. He was due to be reported to Germany pursuant to the Dublin Regulation.

He was under the supervision of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service, who were aware that he had serious psychiatric problems. However, he was not given specialist help since he fell under the Dublin Regulation, according to which Germany was responsible for him.

The Dublin Regulation stipulates that asylum seekers must request refugee status in the first member state of the European Union in which they arrive.

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Source: NRC | Asielzoeker die onder toezicht overheid stond, pleegde zelfmoord

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