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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:26 PM

Asylum seeker commits suicide on US-Mexico border bridge

Source: Al Jazeera


Mexican security sources told Reuters the man, a Mexican national, slit his throat after being denied asylum.

42 minutes ago

A Mexican asylum seeker slit his own throat on a bridge across the Rio Grande after being denied entry into the United States, according to two Mexican security sources and local reports.

The man, who has not been identified, tried to enter the US at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge between the Mexican border city of Reynosa and Pharr, Texas on Wednesday, two Mexican security officials told Reuters News Agency.

The officials, who were not authorised to speak publicly, said around 5pm (23:00 GMT), the man drew a knife and cut his throat when denied access to the US. Both officials said the man was seeking asylum.

"He committed suicide," one of the officials told Reuters.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/asylum-seeker-commits-suicide-mexico-border-bridge-200109153822734.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:11 PM

1. No one will ever know ...

what this man could have ever accomplished.

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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:16 PM

2. Buhdist Monks began doing that

(suicide by fire) before the ending of the VietNam war. It was shown on teevee.

They had a stronger belief than I ever think I could have..

This man had the same courage. All in the name of freedum

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:39 PM

3. This news makes me very sad. I'm determined that tRUMP, the reTHUGS and their cultists

be forced to face their liability for all their actions and direct complicity in this event.

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