Haitian migrant says Peruvian police forced him to throw himself off bridge on border with Brazil

The 36-year-old man was rescued after 10 days in a forest. He wanted to continue his journey to Chile but was intercepted by Peruvian police.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Trying to travel to Chile, a Haitian migrant, 36 years old, had to be rescued after jumping from the integration bridge that connects the city of Iñapari, Peru, with Assis Brasil, Acre state.

Last Saturday (24), the rescue took place, and he claims he was pressured by the Peruvian police to throw himself down.

According to the Secretary of Social Welfare of Assis Brasil, Quedinei Correia, the immigrant said he arrived in the inland town of Acre on July 10 with three companions to cross over to the Peruvian side and continue the journey to . . .

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