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Widow Sues after Husbands Death in Detention

As some of you know, I have been following the story of Hiu Liu “Jason” Ng, a 34 year old Chinese immigrant who died while in custody, after being denied access to medical care. Last month a report was released that documented the cruel and inhumane treatment that Ng received at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, NY.

Now, Ng’s widow, Lin Li Qu is filing a lawsuit against both the detention facility and ICE.

“They treated him like he was a piece of furniture. They treated him like an animal,” said Jack McConnell, a volunteer lawyer for the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ng’s widow.

Let’s hope that this lawsuit allows more light to be shed on the appalling conditions of immigrant detention in this country.

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