Canada – Death of a detainee at the Immigration Holding Center in Laval

January 30, 2022                                                                    Laval, Quebec

On January 28, first responders were called to the Immigration Holding Center in Laval, Quebec, after a detainee was found in medical distress. On-site personnel attended to the detainee immediately, conducting resuscitation maneuvers until paramedics arrived. 

The person was transported to a hospital, but was sadly pronounced dead a few hours after arrival. 

The identity of the person will not be released at this time due to privacy considerations. The person’s next of kin have been notified.

The CBSA will conduct a review of the circumstances of the incident. In addition, as in all cases of death of a person in CBSA custody, provincial authorities are engaged, in this case the Sûreté du Québec and the Quebec Coroner’s office. 

The health and safety of those in our care is of paramount importance to the CBSA. We take this responsibility very seriously. 

The CBSA cannot release additional information while the investigation is ongoing.

Hong Kong – Unconscious detainee dies in hospital

Unconscious detainee dies in hospital


     ​A 46-year-old Indian male detainee who was found unconscious in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) of the Immigration Department (ImmD) died in a public hospital today (December 21). 

     At around 4.30am today, the detainee was found unconscious inside his dormitory. Medical staff of CIC immediately conducted medical examination and applied first aid treatment to him. An ambulance was called to send him to a public hospital. He was certified dead at 5.50am today. 

     ImmD has reported the case to the Police and will fully co-operate with the Police in the investigation.