How did Russian die in detention centre, Moscow asks US

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Moscow, May 4 (IANS) Moscow on Wednesday requested information from the US about a Russian citizen who had no criminal record in the US and died at a San Diego immigration detention centre.

The death of 46-year-old Russian citizen Igor Zyazin, who was detained after seeking admission to the US from Mexico, was confirmed by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco, press attaché of the Consulate-General Maksim Goncharov told TASS.

“We’ve asked the US authorities for copies of the man’s documents and the data on the causes and circumstances of his detention and death,” he added.

The ICE released a statement On Tuesday that a Russian national died May 1 at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego “after facility staff and emergency personnel were unable to revive him.”

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“Zyazin was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after 10 p.m. while en route to the hospital.”

The official cause of Zyazin’s death was yet to be determined by the San Diego medical examiner, ICE said.



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