Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Justice for Ana Romero

Click the link below to sign a petition demanding a full investigation of the death of Salvadoran immigrant Ana Romero Rivera on August 22 while in immigration detention in Kentucky:

Immigrant Had Been Put in Isolation for Not Eating
Romero's death in jail to be reviewed

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears and Steve Lannen
Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY), September 24, 2008

Ana Romero Rivera was due to be deported in three to six weeks. Franklin Commonwealth's Attorney Larry Cleveland said Tuesday that he will review the Kentucky State Police investigation into the death of a Salvadoran immigrant at the Franklin County Regional Jail to see whether further action is warranted.

Ana Romero Rivera, 44, was awaiting deportation at the jail when she died Aug. 22. Family members said that she had been placed in isolation for not eating just before her death.

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