Monday, July 26, 2010

Pregnant Somali Asylum Seeker Dies in Center Without Proper Medical Assistance

Mariko Peters and Linda Voortman of the Green Left party have asked parliamentary questions about the death of a pregnant Somali woman whilst at the center for asylum seekers in Leersum. Although her medical situation deteriorated doctors did not see any reason for treatment or hospitalization. The next morning the woman died on a mattress in a hallway. She had arrived only a few days earlier in the Netherlands. The parliamentarians said that proper medical care is a human right and as such, also valid for asylum seekers.

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