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Cuban Asylum Seeker Dies in Solitary Confinement in Louisiana

HeadlineOct 18, 2019

In Louisiana, a Cuban asylum seeker has died of apparent suicide while being held in solitary confinement at an ICE detention center. The ACLU of Louisiana condemned the death of Roylán Hernández-Díaz, saying, “We will not stand by while ICE tortures people who are exercising their right to seek asylum in the United States.” Meanwhile, the group Freedom for Immigrants is reporting two Cuban asylum seekers detained in New Mexico recently slit their wrists, and at least 19 others are planning on doing so in an act of mass resistance.

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