LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s immigration chief quit Wednesday after an outcry over the death of a Ukrainian man suspected of being tortured by officials before dying in custody at Lisbon airport.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that Cristina Gatões had tendered her resignation, which was accepted with immediate effect.
The Ukrainian man tried to enter Portugal without a visa last March and was detained by immigration inspectors. Two days later he was found dead in his holding cell.
The public prosecutor has charged three inspectors with manslaughter.