Man who died in UK immigration center identified as Iraqi

Man who died in UK immigration center identified as Iraqi
An aerial view shows the Manston short-term holding center for migrants, near Ramsgate, south east England. (File/AFP)
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Updated 21 November 2022
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Man who died in UK immigration center identified as Iraqi

Man who died in UK immigration center identified as Iraqi
  • Migrant crossed English Channel on Nov. 12 but suffered organ failure: The Times
  • Charities, human rights groups have criticized conditions at Manston facility

LONDON: A man who died in the UK’s Manston immigration facility a week after crossing the English Channel has been identified as Iraqi, The Times reported on Monday.

The man, in his 30s, arrived in Britain on Nov. 12 but suffered organ failure following the journey by boat.

The death, the first in the high-profile immigration center, has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Charities and human rights groups have criticized conditions at Manston, warning that migrants are left without access to medical help following perilous crossings across the Channel.