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Record number Date Number Name Cause of death Country of origin Source Country of death weblink
402 1998-02-13 1 Sadik Genc presumed dead, disappeared after being deported from Bremen (D) to Turkey Turkey ARI Turkey
400 1998-02-09 5 N.N. drowned near Brindisi (I) trying to cross the Adriatic sea, Albania MNS/IRR Italy
401 1998-02-09 5 N.N. reported missing near Brindisi (I) trying to cross the Adriatic sea Albania MNS/IRR Italy
1677 1998-02-08 1 N.N. (man) stowaway, found in the undercarriage of a plane from Baku to Gatwick airport (GB) Azerbaijan IRR GB
399 1998-02-07 1 N.N. (man) stowaway, found frozen in undercarriage of plane from Baku (AZ) to London (GB) unknown MNS/IRR GB
397 Feb 1998 1 N.N. (50, woman) suicide in police cell in Renkum (NL) asylum application was rejected twice Armenia Respons Netherlands
398 Feb 1998 3 N.N. drowned trying to swim across the Meric river between Turkey and Greece Iraq The Observer Greece
396 1998-01-19 1 N.N. mortally injured by a boat's propeller on his way to Italy Albania FR/MNS 0
395 1998-01-08 1 Issah M. (30) presumed dead, disappeared after being deported from Germany to Togo Togo ARI Africa
394 1998-01-05 1 N.N. (24, man) set himself on fire his application for asylum was rejected for 2nd time (D) Kurdistan FR/MNS/ZAG Germany
392 In 1998 4 N.N. found dead in an irrigation ditch near La Jonquera (E) North Africa SOS Racismo Spain
393 In 1998 1 N.N. (20, man) stowaway, reportedly suffocated near Almeria (E) during journey hidden in a lorry North Africa SOS Racismo Spain
391 1997-12-31 1 Salko L. (39, man) suicide, hanged himself in the psychiatric wing of the Tegel detention centre (D) Bosnia CARF/ARI/ZAG Germany
390 1997-12-13 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Forst reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
389 1997-11-26 1 N.N. drowned in river Oder (PL/D) near Frankfurt reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
387 1997-11-20 12 N.N. reportedly drowned in Adriatic sea trying to reach Italy when dinghy got a leak Albania MNS/VK/taz/AFP/Reu./FECL/Vita/LS/TL 0
388 1997-11-20 5 N.N. died of hypothermia on Adriatic sea when dinghy got a leak Albania MNS/VK/taz/AFP/Reu./FECL/Vita/LS/TL 0
386 1997-11-07 1 Akim (24, man) jumped out of the window because of police raid in his apartment block in Bremen (D) Togo NCADC/Int. Menschenr. Ver. Bremen/ARI/ZAG Germany
385 1997-10-27 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Görlitz reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
384 1997-10-22 4 N.N. drowned near Tarifa on their way to Spain North Africa EP/MNS/Statewatch Spain
1607 1997-10-22 13 N.N. reportedly drowned near Tarifa (E) on their way to Spain North Africa EP/MNS/Statewatch Spain
382 1997-10-18 1 N.N. drowned in river Oder (PL/D) near Frankfurt reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
383 1997-10-18 1 N.N. frozen to death near Kipsdorf (D) unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
381 Oct 1997 1 Vikas Singh stowaway froze to death in wheel bay during flight to London (GB) Unknown IRR GB
379 1997-09-16 14 N.N. drowned near Tanger on their way to Spain Morocco VK/taz/EP/MNS/ELM 0
380 1997-09-16 10 N.N. reportedly drowned near Tanger on their way to Spain Morocco VK/taz/EP/MNS/ELM 0
378 1997-09-15 3 N.N. killed by mines trying to cross the Turkish-Greek border, 11 others injured Iraq taz/AP/FR/Int. Herald Tribune / MNS Greece
376 1997-09-12 1 N.N. drowned, body found in river Neiße (D/PL) near Bahren/Forst Afghanistan ARI/ZAG Germany
375 1997-09-09 1 Afrim Magastena (24, man) suicide, hanged himself at refugee hostel in Prenzlau (D) in fear of deportation Kosovo-Albania CARF/ARI Germany
374 1997-09-07 1 N.N. (man) found drowned in river Neisse near Deschka (D) when trying to cross the PL-D Border unknown ARI/ZAG Germany
377 Sep 1997 26 N.N. drowned when trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar North Africa Morgengrauen, IRR 0
373 1997-08-31 1 Kwame Osei (±30) jumped under a train at Eberstadt (D) under threat of deportation Ghana Morgengr./CARF/ARI/ZAG Germany
372 1997-08-27 1 Zülfü Demirkan presumed dead, disappeared after being deported from Frankfurt (D) to Turkey Turkey ARI Turkey
371 1997-08-22 1 N.N. (woman) drowned, trying to cross the border, body found in the river Neisse near Ratzdorf (D) unknown MOZ/ZAG Germany
370 1997-08-16 1 Ali Polat Kurd, presumed dead, disappeared after being deported from Germany to Turkey Turkey ARI Turkey
369 1997-08-09 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Ratzdorf reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
368 1997-08-02 7 N.N. drowned near Pantelleria (I) when their boat sank on way to Italy North Africa taz/DPA/TL Italy
367 Aug 1997 4 N.N. (men) found dead in a ditch near Valencia (E), reportedly asphyxiated hidden in a lorry Morocco MNS Spain
1548 1997-08-01 1 Mohamed Boughnahmi drowned, body found near Pantelleria (I) Tunesia TL Italy
366 1997-07-30 1 Ibrahim A. Kurd, reportedly dead, disappeared after being deported from Germany to Turkey Turkey ARI Turkey
365 1997-07-26 1 Mihai Sandu (25) suicide, found drowned near Oldenburg (D) shortly after threat of deportation Romania FR/MNS/taz/NW/OL/ZAG Germany
364 1997-07-11 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D)near Zentendorf reportedly trying to cross border unknown Interior Ministry Germany Germany
363 1997-07-10 1 Halina Halim (44) drowned, body found in river Neisse (D/PL) near Guben, daughter (10) is missing Afghanistan ZAG Germany
362 1997-07-04 1 N.N. (26) drowned in river Mosel near Schweich (D) when trying to escape from police Togo Trierer Volksfreund/ZAG Germany
361 1997-06-27 2 Liu Zen G. killed in bus accident, when D/PL authorities forced quick return China/unknown FFM/Pro Asyl/FR/MNS/ZAG Germany
360 1997-06-20 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Hirschfelde reportedly trying to cross border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
359 1997-06-17 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Bad Muskau reportedly trying to cross border Afghanistan Interior Ministry Germany Germany
358 1997-06-12 24 N.N. drowned near Tanger (E) on their way to Spain Morocco AFP/taz/Tagesschau/EP/MNS/VK/MUGAK 0
1568 1997-06-12 7 N.N. reportedly drowned near Tangier (E) on their way to Spain Morocco AFP/taz/Tagesschau/EP/MNS/VK Morocco
357 1997-06-10 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Guben reportedly trying to cross the border Afghanistan Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
356 1997-06-09 1 F.F. (27) committed suicide with belt in JVA Augsburg (D) Egypt IMEDANA/ZAG Germany
355 1997-06-04 1 Bektas Heval (26) burnt to death in refugee hostel in Friedrichshafen (D), assumed arson attack Kurdistan taz/DPA/Querblick/MNS/CARF/ZAG Germany
354 1997-06-02 1 N.N. (baby) drowned in river Neisse (D/PL) near Görlitz Afghanistan taz/German authorities/FR/MNS/SZ/ZAG Germany
352 Jun 1997 23 N.N. drowned after their boat capsized near Tanger on their way to Spain North Africa EP/MNS 0
353 Jun 1997 1 Dinari Elai Ben Lazar died after a 3 months hunger strike in protest, in detention without trial (I) North Africa CARF Italy
351 1997-05-22 1 N.N. drowned in river Oder (PL/D) near Frankfurt, reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
350 1997-05-06 1 N.N. (16) suicide in asylum centre Chur (CH) Bosnia Bündner Tagblatt/SFH Switzerland
348 May 1997 1 N.N. (33, man) suicide in penal institution Halle (Saale) (D) for fear of deportation Russia ARI/ZAG Germany
347 1997-04-26 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Bad Muskau reportedly trying to cross border unknown Interior Ministry Germany/ZAG Germany
346 1997-04-15 1 N.N. (man) died in hospital, found with hypothermia and frostbite near Deutschneudorf (D) Senegal ARI/ZAG Germany
345 1997-04-03 1 Peter San Pedro (25) walked in front lorry after release from arrest on suspicion of being ‘illegal’ in Kent (GB) unknown NCRM GB
344 1997-04-01 1 N.N. drowned in river Neisse (PL/D) near Köbeln reportedly trying to cross the border unknown Interior Ministry/ZAG Germany
343 1997-03-28 87 N.N. drowned when refugee boat capsized after colliding with Italian army ship Albania Reu/taz/VK/MNS/SD/Statewatch/LS/MP/Vita 0
342 1997-03-23 1 N.N. (12, boy) stowaway, killed by plane wheels on Nairobi-Gatwick (GB) flight Kenya CARF/GuardianUn/IRR GB
340 1997-03-16 11 N.N. died in van accident in Figueres (E) being pressed between boxes Morocco/Lebanon DPA/taz Spain
341 1997-03-16 18 N.N. drowned when boat capsized between Kas (TR) and Kastellorizo (GR) Iran/Iraq MNS/FR/Libération Greece
339 1997-03-12 1 Vijay Sainu (19, man) stowaway froze to death in wheel bay during flight Delhi-Heathrow (GB) India IRR/OBV GB
338 Mar 1997 1 N.N. (boy) stowaway froze to death in wheel bay during flight from Nigeria to London (GB) Nigeria IRR GB
337 1997-02-15 1 N.N. (man) found frozen/drowned at river Neisse (D/PL) near Ostritz unknown SZ/ZAG Germany
335 1997-02-02 2 N.N. stowaways, bodies found in Pasaia (E) on Cypriotic ship 'Deike' North Africa taz/DPA/Statewatch Spain
336 1997-02-02 1 Ivan Zamecznik (35) suicide of civil war refugee in Regensburg (D) fearing close deportation Croatia taz/ARD/ZDFvideotxt/MNS/CARF/IMEDANA/ZAG Germany
334 Feb 1997 1 N.N. stowaway found in Delfzijl (NL), suffocated in ship from Cameroon Africa AD Netherlands
332 1997-01-11 3 N.N. drowned in the Strait of Gibraltar when small boat sank Morocco taz/EP/MNS 0
333 1997-01-11 7 N.N. reportedly drowned in the Strait of Gibraltar when small boat sank Morocco taz/EP/MNS 0
330 1997-01-10 3 N.N. (minors) died in fire in refugee container without fire protection in Monheim (D) Kosovo taz/Monitor/Berliner Ztg./ARI/CARF/ZAG Germany
331 1997-01-10 1 Herbert Gabbidon (68, man) died in Walsall (GB) in police custody while police tried to deport him Jamaica NCADC GB
329 1997-01-04 1 Jean Masinga suicide in detention centre Neuenburg Cernets (CH) following depression Zaire SFH/IRR/CARF Switzerland
319 Jan 1997 1 Vasyl Balakin (26, man) suicide, hanged himself from a scaffolding in Trieste (I) after he received expulsion order Ukraine IRR Italy
320 Jan 1997 1 Tarek Ben Abdelatif Refgui (27, man) smashed his head when trying to land with a group in Lampedusa (I) Tunesia ILM/IRR Italy
321 Jan 1997 2 N.N. died on a ship journey to Lampedusa (I) Tunesia ILM/IRR/Italian authorities Italy
322 Jan 1997 2 N.N. stowaways, died of hunger in container on Kenyan ship in Antwerpen (B) Africa Le Soir/La Libre Belgique/MNS Belgium
323 Jan 1997 2 N.N. stowaways, died from inhaling insecticides in Ghanan ship in Saint-Malo (F) Africa Le Monde/Libération/MNS France
324 In 1997 1 M'Bicha died in Brussels Airport (B) during expulsion procedure, suffocated with a pillow Zaire Público Belgium
326 1997-01-22 1 Bouasrai Benothmane thrown out of window during arrest in Algeria after deportation from Belgium Algeria Vers l'Avenir/Solidaire/IRR/CARF Algeria
327 In 1997 3 N.N. stowaways, died on a Danish vessel because of poisonous gas Nigeria/Liberia BAZ 0
328 In 1997 2 N.N. (men) stowaways, died of poisonous gas in hold of cargo ship on way to Amsterdam (NL) Africa AmsStadsblad 0
2599 In 1997 40 N.N. killed, shot and buried by gendarmes, were caught crossing TR-Iran border at Baskale (TR) unknown StreetJ/NoHuman Turkey
317 1996-12-25 283 N.N. (men, women, children) drowned after international sinking by Greek captain of a vessel near Malta India/Pakist./Sri Lanka taz/UNHCR/DPA/MNS/ZDF/LR/VK/FR/IRR/MUGAK/EU/Guardian/MP/TL/Reu/MNS/ZAG Malta
318 1996-12-25 1 Anpalagan Ganeshu (17) drowned after international sinking by Greek captain of a vessel near Malta Sri Lanka MNS Malta
316 1996-12-06 1 P. Subramaniyam (35, woman) died frozen and exhausted on CZ/D border near Eggersberg Sri Lanka VK/SZ/Morgengr./BGS/ZAG Germany
315 Dec 1996 1 Mustafa Diffalah suicide by jumping out of window after refusal of residence permit in France Algeria CARF France
314 1996-11-24 1 Alfa Biyao Sabi Touré (35, man) suicide, hanged himself in JVA Lörrach (D) fearing deportation and persecution Togo Pro Asyl/MNS/ZAG Germany
313 1996-11-06 1 Mohammed Sharkeri suicide facing repatriation (S) Iran FARR/MNS Sweden
312 1996-11-04 1 Senad Becirovic suicide when ordered to leave Germany Bosnia SZ/FR/MNS/ZAG Germany
311 1996-11-03 3 N.N. (young men) hit by train near Ventimiglia (I) while trying to walk to France on railway line China IRR Italy
310 1996-10-27 1 N.N. (man) drowned in river Oder (D/PL) near Lebus unknown MOZ/FFM/ARI/Bundesregierung/ZAG Germany
309 1996-10-21 1 N.N. found dead by police near Cádiz (E) unknown Mugak Spain
308 1996-10-16 4 N.N. found dead by police near Cádiz (E) unknown Mugak Spain
307 1996-10-11 3 N.N. found dead by police near Tánger (MA) unknown Mugak Morocco
306 1996-10-09 25 N.N. drowned in Strait of Gibraltar when small boat sank Morocco ELM 0