Jailed Mexican immigrant beaten and placed in solitary for joining hunger strike

Jesus Chavez Flores was beaten and punished for hunger strike.  Photo: Democracy Now

Seattle, March 5 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of Washington, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a jailed Mexican immigrant who says he was beaten and put into solitary for joining a hunger strike.

Jesus Chavez Flores is one of 120 immigrants detained by ICE at the Northwest Detention Center who went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the facility, which is run by the private for-profit GEO Group.  Flores was able to record a video message after he was beaten.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares



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