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Elderly South Korean immigrant dies of apparent suicide in detention center

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Advocates had been seeking the release of 74-year-old Choung Woong Ahn, citing his high risk of being infected with coronavirus

A 74-year-old South Korean man died of apparent suicide at a US immigration detention center after advocates said they unsuccessfully sought his release, citing a high risk of his being infected with the coronavirus.

Choung Woong Ahn was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday at the Mesa Verde Ice Processing Center in Bakersfield, California, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement.

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