“At each court appearance, the Chief prosecutor Leacock and his deputies will threaten this indigent young man with a life sentence for refusing to plead guilty for a crime he did not commit.”
Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s Hidden Secret on Human Rights Abuse Exposed!
Published by BFP as received from Nora
With foreign investments in Barbados disappearing at an alarming rate due to a justice system’s slow to dispense justice. One must ask if the Government of Barbados intentionally hoodwink the US State Department during 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights DEMOCRACY, and LABOR Report release May 24, 2012 into believing all was well with its citizens on this tiny Caribbean nation.
Barbadians who are too black, too poor or unknown family name are not being accorded equal and fair justice in a timely manner. Current Barbadian constitution provides a persons charged with criminal offenses be given a fair public hearing without unnecessary delay by an independent, impartial court or a speedy trial by jury.
As the constitution prohibits arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, the government has mislead the US State department into believing it generally respected these rights in practice, when in fact there are between 100 and 200 persons in pretrial detention at various times during the year. While the length of pretrial detention may vary from one case to another; there are confirmed reports of extended periods of pretrial detention and human rights abuse committed by Attorney General Adriel Dermont Braithwaite and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock and Police Commission Darwin Dottin.
In the case of Earl Victor, a young man with a poor family just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time during a robbery is being held by Barbadian corrupt police department since May of 2008 without bail and has yet to be charged with a crime. At each court appearance, the Chief prosecutor Leacock and his deputies will threaten this indigent young man with a life sentence for refusing to plead guilty for a crime he did not commit.
It is very important to note, criminal defendants do have the right to consult with an attorney in a timely manner; the government has failed to provide free legal aid to Mr. Victor for his defense. In addition, although the constitution mandates defendant be allowed to confront and question witnesses and present evidence on his own behalf, in addition access to government-held evidence relevant to their case, and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty with the right to appeal his detention, the government of Barbados and it’s corrupt and racist court systems have ignored Mr. Victor’s rights.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Chief Justice Marston Gibson have deliberately ignored this on-going serious human rights abuse, triggered by blatant criminal case fabrication against underprivileged citizens by corrupt officials within the Barbados Police Force.
The above is also published at Topix.com
Barbados Free Press previously published news about Earl Victor: Barbados fraud and murder suspects in US news