Holland is criticised for the way it deported a mentally ill asylum seekerBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7526.1163 (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1163
- Tony Sheldon
Dutch medical and human rights organisations have criticised the country's immigration service after a failed asylum seeker with schizophrenia committed suicide days after his deportation.
Andrej Donorov, 34, a Ukrainian, had been treated for the condition since he first sought asylum in the Netherlands in 2001. He had previously entered the European Union through Spain on a tourist visa.
Doctors advising the Dutch immigration service said he could be deported back to Spain only if there was a “thorough transfer of medical information.”
In 2003 he was deported without medical notes, in handcuffs and without medical help on his journey. On arrival he was …