Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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R06 - (Ont-Corrections-Death)

R06 - (Ont-Corrections-Death) TORONTO. x-16s. The family of a man who died while in custody at a Lindsay, Ontario, jail has launched a wrongful death lawsuit against the province and jail guards at the facility. Soleiman Faqiri's (SOL'-ih-man fah-KEER'-eez) family alleges a key eyewitness has come forward and provided information that allegedly shows correctional officers were responsible for his death. Faqiri had schizophrenia, and his brother Yusuf, says he has travelled the province advocating for better mental health services in provincial jails. ("..Ontario jail.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The lawsuit launched Monday seeks 14.3-million dollars in damages and alleges cruel and unusual punishment, battery, negligence and abuse of public office. …

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