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Released 30 September 2005  By Immigration News Briefs

On Sept. 10, 42-year old Pakistani immigrant Shehzad Tanveer
suffered heart failure in immigration custody at the Monmouth
County Jail in Freehold, New Jersey. Tanveer was examined by the
jail's doctor after complaining of chest pains; he was later
rushed to Central State Hospital, where he died, according to
ICE. Unnamed sources cited by said that Tanveer
was "inflicted with mental torture in jail by US authorities,"
and that the abuse contributed to his death. [PakTribune.Com

Tanveer arrived in the US about 13 years ago; he came to the
attention of ICE on Aug. 3 when agents arrived at his home on
Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, looking for one of his
roommates, a student who had changed his university without
notifying immigration officials. Agents took the passports of
Tanveer and the student and ordered them to appear at Federal
Plaza on Aug. 11. When Tanveer appeared as ordered, he was taken
into custody (the student also appeared but was apparently
released). Tanveer signed a waiver giving up his right to a
hearing and was jailed in Freehold to await deportation to
Pakistan. Shahbaz Muighal, a friend of Tanveer, told the Queens,
New York newspaper Pakistan Post that before his arrest Tanveer
drove a cab seven days a week to support a wife and two children
back in Pakistan. According to Muighal, Tanveer's detention put
him under enormous stress and plunged him into a depression.

Tanveer's remains were sent to Pakistan, where he was buried on
Sept. 14. Muighal said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
the parent agency of ICE, intially promised to cover funeral
expenses for Tanveer, but later refused; the funeral expenses
were paid by Edhi Trust, a Pakistani relief organization,
according to Muighal. [Pakistan Post (Queens, NY) 9/15/05,
translated from Urdu by Mohammad Jehangir Khan for the
Independent Press Association NY's "Voices That Must Be Heard"]

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