Lucia Vega Jimenez’s case: an update from Shireen Soofi



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On December 20th 2013, Lucia Vega Jimenez killed herself under the detention of the Canadian Border Services Agency in Vancouver BC. Her death, which was kept a secret for over a month, has sparked many questions and political action in the migrant justice community. No One Is Illegal put together a petition with over 7,000 signatures demanding an independent civilian investigation in to Lucia’s death and the end of racist and anti-migrant policies from the Canadian Government. On Tuesday February 25th the BC Coroner Service called for an inquest in to Lucia Vega Jimenez’s death. Sula Greene spoke to Shireen Soofi from No One Is Illegal about what the inquest will look like in the coming year and whether significant change in the CBSA is on the horizon.


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