Joking German minister Seehofer urged to quit as Afghan deportee dies
July 11, 2018 4:17 pm
A day after Germany’s outspoken Interior Minister Horst Seehofer joked that 69 Afghan migrants were deported on his 69th birthday, it has emerged that one of the group has died.
The 23-year-old failed asylum seeker had lived in Germany for eight years.
His body was found in temporary accommodation on Tuesday, six days after being flown to Kabul.
Political opponents called for Mr Seehofer to resign, saying he was unsuitable for the job.
“Hopefully his laughter has stuck in his throat… it’s high time he goes,” said left-wing Linke MP Jan Korte.