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After Rapes, Arrest, Mexican Man Pleads for Asylum

After Rapes, Arrest, Mexican Man Pleads for Asylum

A former principal in Mexico is asking the U.S. government to grant him asylum after he was arrested for wearing a red dress at a gay rights rally in 2007 and then repeatedly raped in prison.

For wearing the dress, Agustin Estrada Negrete was not only fired from his job but imprisoned. Negrete says he was raped 40 times while in jail — a claim backed up by the Red Cross. More recently, he was gang-raped by three men, prompting a human rights group to fly him to the U.S. Negrete, 35, is currently in San Diego and working with American officials so he can stay in the U.S.

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