A pregnant Kurdish woman from Iraq, who came to Poland in mid-November, died in the hospital. Previously, she had a 27-week miscarriage, and since then she was in a serious condition. The information about the woman’s death was confirmed in an interview with TVN24 by the spokeswoman for the Podlasie Border Guard, Major Katarzyna Zdanowicz. The District Prosecutor’s Office in Hajnówka has announced an investigation into the manslaughter of a migrant.
The family from Iraq was found by the Border Guard at the Polish-Belarusian border in November. The woman was 27 weeks pregnant, she was taken to hospital, where she had a miscarriage. She was accompanied by her husband and five children who ended up in the facility of the Dialog Foundation, where they are still staying.
According to the spokeswoman of the Border Guard, Lieutenant Anna Michalska, the condition of the woman was difficult. Funeral of a migrant’s child took place in Bohoniki.
Border Guard on psychological care for the husband and five children of the deceased
The woman stayed in the hospital for three weeks. On Sunday, the spokeswoman for the Podlasie Border Guard, Major Katarzyna Zdanowicz, confirmed our unofficial information about the death of a Kurdish woman. Zdanowicz added that the Border Guard provided psychological care for the woman’s husband and their five children aged seven to 16.
– The husband was brought to his wife to the hospital. The family had the opportunity to say goodbye to their mother and wife. As part of institutional assistance, these people were transferred to the Dialog Foundation, it is an open center where these people waited for what would happen. From the information I have, they want to return to Iraq. Administrative proceedings will be conducted in this case – Zdanowicz said.
Investigation into death
The head of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Hajnówka, Jan Andrejczuk, said that the information about the woman’s death was received by them on Friday evening, after 9 p.m. He added that the body of the deceased woman was transferred to the Forensic Medicine Institute in Białystok for an autopsy. A decision is to be issued to conduct an autopsy with the participation of a forensic expert from the Medical University of Bialystok.
For now, the police are collecting evidence in the case and questioning witnesses. The materials are to be submitted to the prosecutor’s office on Monday. On Monday, the prosecutor’s office is also to receive medical records from the hospital. On that day, an investigation into manslaughter will be initiated pursuant to Art. 155 of the Criminal Code.
Whoever unintentionally causes the death of a person shall be subject to the penalty of deprivation of liberty for a term of between 3 months and 5 years.
– This provision allows us to initiate an investigation into the case of the migrant woman and to clarify the circumstances of her death. This is punishable by up to five years imprisonment, said prosecutor Andrejczuk.
Main photo source: border guards