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Mexican prez slams death of migrant at US border

June 8th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Mexican prez slams death of migrant at US border

MEXICO CITY (AP) – President Felipe Calderon said Monday that the death of a Mexican migrant after being shot with a stun gun by a U.S. immigration officer was an unacceptable human rights violation.

Migrant Anastasio Hernandez was shocked by a Customs and Border Protection agent May 31 at the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego. A U.S. coroner has ruled the death a homicide.

Calderon said he wanted to repeat Mexico’s “energetic protest of the torture and death of Anastasio Hernandez, a Mexico who died at the hands of North American migration authorities.”

He later added that authorities would have to clarify whether the death involved torture or took place while bringing Hernandez under submission.

“But a death with that degree of violence is a truly unacceptable violation,” Calderon said. “We need to raise all our voices, not only for Mexico but for human rights, because the cause of migrants is a cause that affects us all.”

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Mexican prez slams death of migrant at US border

I have a personal message for Felipe Calderon, one that our president and Congress were too gutless to express!

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