Commemoration Day for the Fatalities in Pre-Deportation Detention 2017
August 30, 2017 in Germany
Commemoration Day for the Fatalities in Pre-Deportation Detention is observed on 30. August 2017. This day had been introduced as a national commemoration day in 2002 from the human rights organization Pro Asyl. It commemorates the people who met their death during German pre-deportation detention and claims an interaction with people obliged to leave a country that is compliant to the human rights.
The date for Commemoration Day for the Fatalities in Pre-Deportation Detention had been fixed as there were more than four people killed in pre-deportation detention. In 1983 Kemal Altun threw himself out of a window of the in administrative court in Western Berlin and died. Kola Bankole choke inside the plane that deported him because of the gag from the Federal Border Guard. In 1999 Rachid Sbaai died of smoke poisoning because his mattress in the detention cell of the deportation prison caught fire and the ambulance only came 15 minutes later. One year later it was Altankhou Dagwasoundels who died while he tried to flee from the 6th floor of a hospital, using knotted bed linens.