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Family asks multinational human rights panel for help in taser death at border in San Diego

Family asks multinational human rights panel for help in taser death at border in San Diego

The family of a Mexican man who died after he was shocked with a Taser and hit by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents has asked an international panel to consider whether his human rights were violated.

The family of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, who died of a heart attack days after a confrontation at the San Ysidro border station in San Diego in May 2010, has asked the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate the human rights record of U.S. border agents and customs officers.

The 61-page petition marks the first time the commission has been asked to consider a death at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers. It...

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