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Russian Detainee Dies in US Immigration Custody

After nearly a year in detention, a months-long hunger strike, and a deportation order, 40-year-old Mergensana Amar died in U.S. immigration custody this month. He was removed from life support 10 days after he was found unconscious in his cell at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, and seven days after his last glimmer of brain activity. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Monday that the Russia native died of "anoxic brain injury due to...

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