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Netherlands: Iraqi man hangs himself at refugee centre in Holland01:14

Netherlands: Iraqi man hangs himself at refugee centre in Holland

Netherlands, Alphen aan den Rijn
January 18, 2016 at 19:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

A makeshift memorial was formed after Iraqi refugee Hussein Ali Abdel Amer hung himself at an asylum seekers' centre in Alphen aan den Rijn, Monday, after becoming frustrated at the amount of time it was taking to process his application.

A former asylum-seeker, who did not give his name, said "these refugees they need help, these refugees are not criminals." Currently 1,200 refugees are being held in Alphen aan den Rijn, which was once a former prison.

Hussein Ali Abdel Amer hung himself on Saturday, following a phone conversation with his wife, who along with his three children remains in Iraq. The 30-year-old had been to a nearby registration centre three times in an attempt to have his passport returned to him so he could travel to Iraq.

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A makeshift memorial was formed after Iraqi refugee Hussein Ali Abdel Amer hung himself at an asylum seekers' centre in Alphen aan den Rijn, Monday, after becoming frustrated at the amount of time it was taking to process his application.

A former asylum-seeker, who did not give his name, said "these refugees they need help, these refugees are not criminals." Currently 1,200 refugees are being held in Alphen aan den Rijn, which was once a former prison.

Hussein Ali Abdel Amer hung himself on Saturday, following a phone conversation with his wife, who along with his three children remains in Iraq. The 30-year-old had been to a nearby registration centre three times in an attempt to have his passport returned to him so he could travel to Iraq.

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