You are here

Somali Refugees Beaten by ICE Speak Out

As an update to our previous story, “LaSalle Guards Beat, Pepper Sprayed African Asylum Seekers,” The Intercept reported on the grave abuses suffered by 30 Somali refugees through the story of one of the survivors, Guled Muhumed, this month. Muhumed had spent six months in ICE custody in eleven different facilities. He arrived to the West Texas Detention Facility, operated by LaSalle Corrections, on February 23.

The article described his arrival: “For Muhumed and the others, the apparent threat they posed in the eyes of detention center officials translated to being housed in moldy cells, cut off from other detainees, where the heavy smell of pepper spray lingered. ‘We didn’t go outside until maybe, like, five days into our stay,’ Muhumed said. ‘I started noticing everyone else was getting sick.”’

Muhumed was deported back to Somalia on early Thursday morning, March 29. He and the other thirty men spoke out prior to their deportation. “Their testimonials were compiled in a 23-page report that painted a profoundly disturbing picture of ICE contractors drunk on power. All of the men reported having been pepper-sprayed during their week in detention, and nearly half described physical abuse. One of the men claimed the warden of the facility punched him in the face repeatedly while he was in the nurse’s office. Another said guards repeatedly fondled his penis while he was pushed up against a wall.”

Following the incident, the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board wrote an editorial on March 28, “Brutal conditions must be investigated.” Critiquing the private prison industry, the editorial team wrote:

“Running prisons — or immigrant centers — for private profit will, in our view, inevitably lead to cutting corners and unfair treatment. If these allegations are proven true, the decision to continue prisons for profit should be re-examined and the private contract in Sierra Blanca canceled. In fact, private prisons warrant examination even if the allegations aren’t borne out.”



Thanks for share this awesome post here and i am glad to have this post here.You did such a great job and i hope you'll share more updates in future also.I was taking a look on this post and then i found something fresh on this awesome post.

Get rid of all technical or non-technical issues of iCloud issues with iCloud support number +1-888-326-7644.
<a href=" iCloud technical support phone number</a>
<a href=""> iCloud tech support phone number</a>
<a href=" iCloud customer support number</a>
<a href=" iCloud helpline number</a>
<a href=" iCloud support number</a>

I personally like your post, you have shared a good article. It will help me in a great deal.

Thanks for sharing this phenomenal post. I must say I enjoyed scanning this wonderful post. It had been very informative and helpful post you tell us, continue to good work.

Hi there this is Sonali from Mumbai. I provide escorts service in Mumbai. I am 25 years old with hot and sexy assets.
Feel Free to visit my website anytime.

We Provide the premier Escorts Service in Bangalore. We almost have all classes of girls for every man that comes in our agency.

I have read your post, thank you for sharing, your post is very helpful to me. I hope you will have many good articles to bring to the reader.

Suzen Goa escorts is the hi class Indian Model Girls Agency who provides Russian, Indian model ladies portfolio with pictures that offers independent female escorts in Goa, escort girls in Goa.

HP product is the most trusted product. If you are using the HP devices such as HP printer, HP laptop, HP scanner etc. Just contact to HP customer care executive and get instant fast service.

vegas free slots online <a href="">gsn casino slots</a> slots of vegas casino <a href="">online slots free</a> | - infinity slots - caesars free slots online

for more information visit here

Well! you have excellent command on that topic and i fell like that you are victim of over there.. thanks!/

our article is to a great degree accommodating and has incredible learning

Best article

our article is to a great degree accommodating and has incredible learning

Best article

Hello, friends, I am Alex Smith. I am working with the technical support team. Friends we provide the best and online technical assistance. We provide the different- different technical support for the users such as HP devices support and Lexmark printer technical assistance. Just dial our technical support number and discuss your doubt or issues with us.

For more help dial our technical support number:-

Hello,I must state I appreciate here substance much obliged for talking about this substance and awesome work.

Thanks for such articles it really helped me after reading your posts i must say that you are doing awesome work.You've performed a fantastic process in this topic!


The marvelous site with a large portion of the substance surrendering all. It moved me the whole others same much like me, and express their contemplations in such a confounding substance.

Hello, I’m Shivam Kumar. I love to travel and living in the USA. I am a fan of travel, music, and education. If you also love to travel and want to visit best and beautiful places in India then you can read my blog with a click on the button above. I am working in the travel agency which provides online e-visa.

Nice Post!! I really appreciated with you. Thank you for sharing your views with us. If you are facing any difficulty in Trend Micro Antivirus, then you can contact our experts who will squeeze your problem in 24 hours without increase more time, if you want to register for a free phone number, you can click here for the website:

Thanks for giving great kind of information. So useful and practical for me. Thanks for your excellent blog, nice work keep it up thanks for sharing the knowledge.


Add new comment