July 14th European Union Undocumented Death Calendar

(Check here for background information about this commemoration of people who died as a result of Fortress Europe’s policies against undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers).

Fortress Europe recorded deaths for July 14th:

  • 14/07/95 1 N.N. unknown nationality, drowned in river Oder (Germany/ Poland) near Eisenhüttenstadt.
  • 14/07/96 1 Juri Palienko (49) from Ukraine, suicide in detention centre in Erding (Germany)
  • 14/07/03 5 N.N. bodies from North-Africa (exact country of birth unknown) drowned after shipwreck near Barranco H.-Tarifa (Spain), bodies found by Guardia Civil
  • 14/07/03 30 N.N. bodies exact country of birth unknown reportedly drowned, after shipwreck near Barranco Hondo-Tarifa (Spain) 
  • 4/07/08 28 N.N. bodies from Africa (exact country of birth unknown) drowned, 3 died, 25 missing, as boat capsized in stormy seas near Lampedusa (Italy)
  • 14/07/09 1 N.N. from Sub-Saharan Africa died at the hospital of El Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain), after boat arrived in La Estaca harbour 
  • 14/07/09 1 Azad Hayi (28, man) from Kurdistan, death declared to be manslaughter, beaten by neonazis whilst returning to Möhlau asylum centre (Germany) at night.

Total since 1995 (17 years) for July 14th: 67 deaths. Source.

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