ACLU Seeks to Stop Drugging of Deportees – Full Story
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 10, 2007SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Indonesian immigrant Raymond Soeoth says he was awaiting deportation when four officers stormed into his holding cell, wrestled his pants off and pinned him down for an injection of anti-psychotic drugs.
Soeoth, an assistant pastor and cabdriver with no history of psychological problems, suffered extreme dizziness, paranoia and sleeplessness for two days before the medication wore off, he says.
After the injection, Soeoth was driven to Los Angeles International Airport but was returned to the detention center for reasons that remain unclear, Arulanantham said. He was released in February 2006 after 2 1/2 years in detention, and a judge has since stayed his removal while he awaits an appeals court decision.