In Texas, supporters of 23-year-old asylum seeker Laura Monterrosa say she was put in solitary confinement for 60 hours at the T. Don Hutto detention center outside Austin in order to pressure her to recant her allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a guard. ICE says Monterrosa was under “medical observation.” But she later made a strange call to her lawyer from an unusual phone number. Grassroots Leadership shared a recording with Democracy Now!
Laura Monterrosa: “I wanted to call you, because I wanted to tell you that everything I had said was false, and I was forced to tell you that, because, if not, they were going to lock me again in that room, and I didn’t want to be locked again in that room.”
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Any idea how we can contact her or her attorney, and send letters of advocacy on her behalf? Raise media attention about her case?
Thank you for posting this. Lesbians in the criminal justice and immigration systems need us as allies. As we know, we are often each other’s only family. The. LGBT cannot and should not be relied upon. We need to rebuild our own lesbian feminist organizations and communities.
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