Massachusetts: August 2007 Archives

A Brazilian national, Edmar Alvez Araujo, died in federal custody after he couldn't get access to mediction for his epilepsy.  According the Boston Globe, Araujo was apprehended on Tuesday by the Woonsocket Police Department after a traffic stop.  He was transferred to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency due to an outstanding deportation order from 2002. ICE took custody of Araujo at 3 p.m.  He was pronounced dead at the Rhode Island Hospital at 4:18 p.m.

Araujo's sister, Irene, said she was turned away by the Woonsocket police when she tried to give him his medication.  The MetroWest Daily got this quote Irene Araujo:

  "Yesterday, I was wondering how I was going to tell my mother Edmar was going to be deported," she said. "Now, I don't know how I am going to tell her Edmar is dead."

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