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A Cuban man who was being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Louisiana died Tuesday of an apparent suicide.
Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, 43, was pronounced dead on Tuesday afternoon by medical personnel at the Richwood Correctional Center in Richwood, La., according to an ICE statement.
The article goes on to state the following:
The statement listed Hernandez-Diaz’s preliminary cause of death as self-inflicted strangulation but said the case remains under investigation.
Hernandez-Diaz was an asylum-seeker, according to BuzzFeed News.
A statement The Hill received from ICE statement said the man’s “claim for an immigration benefit” had not been decided yet.
NEW: A 43-year-old Cuban asylum-seeker who had gone on hunger strike after becoming frustrated with his immigration case, died of an apparent suicide after months in ICE custody, according to an internal government report obtained by BuzzFeed News.https://t.co/a9WJ6WCjJi
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) October 16, 2019
A Cuban asylum-seeker who had gone on a hunger strike died Tuesady.
He entered ICE custody in May, passed the “credible fear” screening in June. Was being held in a private prison and expressed “frustration with the immigration process” per a report https://t.co/879cVms1cf
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) October 16, 2019
Another man died in @ICEgov custody today, the second this month. Our hearts are with his family. May his memory be a blessing and may these camps close before we lose another life. #CloseTheCamps https://t.co/jo0kAHkIIf
— Families Belong Together (@fams2gether) October 16, 2019
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