The government of The Bahamas is sending the message that it is okay for Detention Center guards to beat detainees, as the disciplinary hearing for the rogue guards who beat Cuban detainees is postponed indefinitely.
Miami-based protest group Democracy Movement said it wants answers into the death of a Guyanese man who died at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre last year.
Big shot Bahamian lawyer Wayne Munroe says Detention Center guards should have shot the Cuban detainees – instead of just torturing and abusing them.
The Defence Force is refusing to investigate claims by a 24-year-old Cuban woman that she was raped and impregnated by one of its officers while at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.
In his handling of the Cuban migrant issue, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell has often proven imperious, rattled, undiplomatic, bellicose and belligerent.
The Bahamas is an open and democratic country. The suppression of information such as this could seriously damage our reputation as a nation respectful of human rights including the rights and protection of migrants.
Cubans in Florida continue a hunger strike in protest of the alleged abuse of undocumented Cuban detainees in the Bahamas.
Around 150 people demonstrated in front of The Bahamas Consulate office in Miami over the alleged mistreatment of Cuban detainees in The Bahamas.