Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

Judge orders illegal prisoner Raul Garcia to be brought before Barbados court

Illegally held for two and a half years by Prime Minister Feundel Stuart

“The legal counsel noted, too, that if the court found Garcia to in fact, be a stateless person, he would also be constitutionally entitled to choose his place of residence in Barbados, to be able to move freely about the island and to leave Barbados for any country, when he so desired.”

After more than two and a half years in detention, Cuba-born drug convict Raul Thomas Garcia will finally get his day in court.

This afternoon, the Barbados Supreme Court ordered that a writ of habeas corpus be issued, commanding the minister responsible for Immigration and the Chief Immigration Officer to present Garcia in court on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m., to justify why they continue to detain him, despite the fact he has served his 20 year jail sentence for the drug trafficking crime.

Madam Justice Margaret Reifer made the ruling in the Number 6 Court, after hearing an application for the writ, submitted by the ex-convict’s lead attorney-at-law, David Comissiong, who headed a four-member team that included Leslie Haynes, Paula Jemmott and Ajamu Boardi…

… continue reading this article at Barbados Today: Bring him!

Further Reading

January 24, 2012: Barbados prisoner Raúl García vows hunger strike until death

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