A second Indian hunger-striker who said no to food for more than 70 days in US immigration detention has been freed after a year in custody.

According to the lawyer, Jessica Miles, the Indian man named Gurjant Singh has left a custody center in El Paso on Monday.

Singh rejected to eat food from July 9 along with another man who was in custody and was also freed last week.

According to their lawyers, they start eating after ICE agreed to release them.

The lawyer revealed that the 23-year-old Indian hunger-striker is afraid to return to India because he had face physical torture on many occasions for supporting a minority political party before going to the US to seek asylum.

Immigration officials revealed that the man entered the country illegally and was ordered deported after a judge rejected his asylum application.

After Singh appealed the decision, authorities decided to release him.

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