According to Amnesty, on March 17, Mottley and Headley, in the company of their lawyer, presented themselves at the Hastings police station in “good health”, as certified by a doctor.
But hours later, Mottley’s lawyer Brian Clarke reportedly received a call from his client requesting his urgent presence.
“When the lawyer arrived, he saw that Adrian Mottley was in distress, he had a split lip and had vomit on his mouth. Shortly afterwards he fainted and began foaming at the mouth, ” Amnesty claimed in the statement.
It said after receiving medical attention, Mottley later told his lawyer that “police officers had wrapped him in plastic wrap from his feet up to his neck and then [beat] him around the body.”
… from Barbados Today Tortured?
Do Bajans believe that the Royal Barbados Police Force regularly beats prisoners? Do fish swim in the sea?
A few reminders from BFP stories…
December 2, 2011 Death in Police Custody
Sept 9 2010 Dear Police Commissioner