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Transgender lady’s demise in ICE guardianship was ‘altogether preventable,’ advocates say after new post-mortem examination discharged



A free post-mortem examination on a transgender lady who kicked the bucket in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) care in New Mexico indicated proof that she was beaten, reports said Tuesday.

Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, 33, was a piece of a vagrant band from Honduras when she was taken into ICE authority in May and passed on not long after around the same time, the Arizona Republic detailed.

She was HIV positive when she introduced herself at the San Ysidro port of passage close San Diego, Calif., and afterward held at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, where she created extreme looseness of the bowels and heaving, the Washington Post revealed. She was then exchanged to a healing facility.

The post-mortem, directed for the benefit of individuals from Hernandez’s family, demonstrated profound wounding on the left and right sides of her chest, and also profound injuries on the left and right sides of her upper back, the Republic revealed.

The “obtuse power injury of horizontal thoracic dividers and back thorax (are) characteristic of blows, or potentially kicks, and conceivable hits with gruff question,” as per the post-mortem report, which additionally found “broad profound hemorrhages” on the privilege and left wrists and hands “run of the mill of cuff wounds,” the Republic revealed.

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) and Andrew Free, a social liberties lawyer, recorded an improper demise see guarantee Monday with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, the report said.

“In the last days of her life, she was exchanged from California to Washington to New Mexico, shackled for a considerable length of time. In the event that she was fortunate, she was given a container of water to drink. Her reason for death was drying out and complexities identified with HIV,” Lynly Egyes, TLC’s chief of prosecution, stated, as indicated by a discharge. “Her passing was altogether preventable.”

The family likewise discharged an announcement through Free and the Transgender Law Center.

“Roxsana Hernandez was our sister and it was a bad form to have her bite the dust the manner in which she did,” the announcement said. “She cleared out with dreams of opening a wonderful salon and any desires for bailing us out. She fled Honduras on the grounds that here transgender individuals are victimized.”

ICE representative Leticia Zamarripa said in a composed explanation any charges that Hernandez was manhandled while in ICE authority are false, the Republic announced.

“A survey of Hernandez’s passing directed by ICE Health Service Corps medicinal experts affirmed that she experienced a past filled with untreated HIV,” Zamarripa said. “At no time did the restorative workforce treating Ms. Hernandez at Cibola General Hospital or Lovelace Medical Center raise any issues of suspected physical maltreatment.”