|Published:||Feb 01, 2011 5:14 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 01, 2011 2:14 PM EST|
MIAMI (AP) - A Haitian man who was among the first group deported to the Caribbean country since last year's earthquake has died after suffering cholera-like symptoms in jail.
Family members and Miami-based immigrant advocates group say 34-year-old Wildrick Guerrier was detained after he arrived. He suffered from vomiting and severe diarrhea in jail and died at a relative's home.
A cholera epidemic in Haiti has killed at least 4,000 and sickened 200,000 more.
Guerrier and 26 others were deported to Haiti on Jan. 20. All but one had been convicted of a crime in the U.S.
The advocates say at least one other deportee is suffering from cholera-like symptoms.
Several legal and immigrant rights groups want the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to stop the U.S. from deporting Haitians.
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