ICE agents are force-hydrating at least five asylum seekers from India detained at Jena-LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana and force-feeding three men at the El Paso Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. The eight men have been on prolonged hunger strike, some nearing two months without eating.
2 Indian asylum seekers were deported, one on his 63rd day of hunger strike; 2 men remain on hunger strike, 68 days
On Monday, August 20, in powerful testimony, that man took the stand in federal court. Under oath he detailed how, last week, a naso-gastric tube was inserted into his nose.
These men are on hunger strike for their freedom after suffering prolonged detention, lack of due process, and discrimination. Yet ICE continues to escalate their retaliation against these men by subjecting them to involuntary procedures they refuse.
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