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Iranian Scientist Who Contracted COVID-19 in ICE Jail Is Deported

HeadlineJun 02, 2020

An Iranian scientist who contracted COVID-19 while imprisoned in a U.S. immigration jail is being deported today. Sirous Asgari was imprisoned for years despite being acquitted in a trade secrets case. Before becoming infected, Asgari pleaded for his freedom and called out the unsanitary and inhumane conditions inside the Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana, where he was being held.

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