Azerbaijani woman commits suicide facing deportation from Germany
Azerbaijani citizen Humay Mammadova committed suicide on July 22 when she failed to obtain political asylum in Germany and was facing deportation back to Azerbaijan.
This is the third such case in 10 days – two other Azerbaijani citizens tried to commit suicide, but were saved, Turan was told by the head of the Leqat integration centre Germany Alovsat Aliyev.
Humay Mammadova lived in a refugee camp in the German city of Deggendorf. Upon learning that they were going to deport her, the woman swallowed a number of pills and died in hospital. She left behind a 9-year-old daughter.
WorldData.info writes that in 2018, 3,719 Azerbaijani citizens tried to obtain political asylum in other countries. 1,783 of them tried to receive refugee status in Germany, but only 134 applications were accepted.
In total, about 1,800 refugees from Azerbaijan live in Germany.
Refugees say they want to receive asylum outside of Azerbaijan to avoid persecution for their political beliefs or sexual orientation.
Last year a similar case of suicide took place in the Netherlands, when Azerbaijan citizen Fikret Mahmudov killed himself in a refugee camp when faced with deportation back to Azerbaijan.