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Second Indian Hunger-Striker Released From US Immigration “Horror Camp” custody

EL PASO – A second Indian man who refused to eat for more than 70 days in US immigration custody has been released after a year in detention.

 

Gurjant Singh left a detention centre in El Paso Monday, according to his lawyer, Jessica Miles.

 

Singh refused meals starting on July 9 along with another detainee who was also released last week. Their lawyers say they resumed eating after ICE agreed to their release.

His lawyer says the 23-year-old fears returning to India because he was beaten on several occasions for supporting a minority political party before fleeing to the US to seek asylum.

 

Immigration officials say he entered the country illegally and was ordered deported after a judge denied his asylum application.

 

 

Authorities let him be released while he appeals the decision.

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