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They murdered her. #AbolishICE

Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds

Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten.
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She was tortured to death under #ICE custody for being transgender #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE

"was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration."
#ICE purposefully murdered her #AbolishICE #AbolishICE

“According to observations of other detainees who were with Ms. Hernández Rodriguez, the diarrhea and vomiting episodes persisted over multiple days with no medical evaluation or treatment, until she was gravely ill,”
“deep bruising” on her hands and abdomen, evidence of blunt-force trauma “indicative of blows, and/or kicks, and possible strikes with blunt object”

"long, thin bruises along [her] back and sides, as well as extensive hemorrhaging on Hernández Rodriguez’s right and left wrists"
And ICE murdered her for it #AbolishICE

In an interview with Buzzfeed News a month before her death, Hernández Rodriguez said she decided to flee Honduras after she was gang-raped by four members of the MS-13 gang, resulting in her being infected with HIV
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“Trans people in my neighborhood are killed and chopped into pieces, then dumped inside potato bags,” Hernández Rodriguez said at the time. “I didn’t want to come to Mexico—I wanted to stay in Honduras but I couldn’t… They kill trans people in Honduras. I’m scared of that.”
This white supremacist regime serving Evangelical fascists doesn't care #AbolishICE

"LGBT people in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are uniquely susceptible to violence and persecution, as well as during their travels in pursuit of asylum."
thedailybeast.com/lgbt-migrants-…
We knew she was kept in inhumane conditions already, but this is far worse than we were originally told. #AbolishICE #AbolishICE

Roxana Hernández reportedly died after five days in US custody in facilities notorious for their freezing temperatures
theguardian.com/us-news/2018/m…
People are being slaughtered and fleeing for safety, and we torture them

Killings and violence against LGBT people in Central America are driving hundreds to flee their homes each year, but they have no safe sanctuary to run to, Amnesty International said
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It's our responsibility to protect people facing oppression

No Safe Place uncovers the treacherous journey faced by gay men and trans women refugees fleeing rocketing levels of discrimination and gender-based violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras
amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
Read the stories of transgender women facing death and fleeing to the US for their lives #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE

Nowhere to run: The trans woman trapped between El Salvador’s gangs and Trump’s America
amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
The lives and deaths of transgender Latin Americans

"Nine of them were murdered in two years, shot execution-style with up to a dozen bullets from high-calibre revolvers...speculation that a police death squad was involved"
economist.com/the-americas/2…
#JusticeForRoxsana #RoxsanaHernandez
Justice for Roxsana: Announcing Legal Action To Hold Government Accountable for Transgender Asylum-Seeker’s Death

Joined by Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project – BLMP and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia)
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"they treated her like an animal. It’s not fair. It’s not fair that she fled Honduras looking for a better life and instead she was murdered. Now all we have left with is the hope that we can see justice for her. #JusticeforRoxsana.”
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I forgot #ICE demonstrated the anti-transgender hatred guiding them when they deadnamed #RoxsanaHernández after torturing her to death

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which used Hernández’s former name when publishing the details of her death"
rewire.news/article/2018/1…
#RoxsanaHernández #JusticeForRoxsana #AbolishICE
Specifically, forensic evidence indicates she was handcuffed so tightly as to cause deep tissue bruising and struck repeatedly on the back and rib cage by an asp or similar instrument while her hands were restrained behind her back
"The first members to arrive in Tijuana earlier this month were LGBTQ asylum seekers, who splintered off from the larger group because of abuse and harassment they said they experienced both from Mexican citizens and other members of the caravan."
npr.org/2018/11/13/667…
“They are facing really dire consequences, especially Black LGBTQ migrants like #UdokaNweke,” Castro said.

Nweke has said his treatment in detention was akin to “torture.”
rewire.news/article/2018/0…
"Nweke is a gay asylum seeker who arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry in December 2016 after his life was threatened in his native Nigeria and his partner was killed"
rewire.news/article/2018/1…
#UdokaNweke tried to die by suicide while detained at California’s deadly Adelanto detention facility
rewire.news/article/2017/1…
"Trans women like Hernández are fleeing Honduras for a multitude of reasons. US foreign policy in Central America has played a large part in destabilizing the Northern Triangle countries and causing mass migration, and this is especially true in Honduras"
rewire.news/article/2018/1…
Violence against trans women has also skyrocketed in Honduras
pinknews.co.uk/2016/04/07/dra…
A global study found that Honduras has the highest numbers of transgender murders relative to population size
tgeu.org/tmm-idahot-upd…
"Rihanna Ferrera Sanchez, the leader of La Asociación de Derechos Humanos Cozumel Trans, told Rewire News that friends of hers have been murdered in “horribly violent” ways: some stoned to death, some strangled, and some simply “disappeared,” never heard from or seen again"
In a statement Hernández’s sisters in Honduras described the nature of her death as an “injustice.” She fled Honduras because of the discrimination she experienced, they said, and she had dreams of one day opening a beauty salon and being able to help her family.
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