The relatives of the 17 Cuban immigrants who are in the Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut since September 8th, we ask the competent authorities to verify the procedure to follow by the Department of Immigration since so far no official has approached the group of immigrants to meet their right to seek political asylum.
It is unfair and illegal to imprison human beings who have committed no crime.
On this island, there is no detention center for immigrants and therefore they leave them forgotten in a common prison indefinitely in subhuman conditions, without communication, without clothes to change.
The meal consists of two loaves of bread in the morning and two in the afternoon.
The families call daily and no one answer the phone, calls does not go through, they do not any information to the families.
We headed to the local press as neither the office of Immigration and Prison want to attend the calls we do every day, to know when they think they will release this group of immigrants.
We demand the immediate release and allowed them to await the response of free asylum.
The family members are willing to cover all expenses of our family on this island.
Cuban immigrants are not criminals; they do not deserve to be in a common prison.
Many of them are good professionals, including some teachers, doctors, artists…
Their destiny was not this island; they accidentally came because they were abandoned at sea.
This group only seeks freedom and a life that we cannot have in our country, Cuba.
Enough of violating human rights!
They cannot put in jail, people who have not committed any crime.
Please help us to release our sons and husbands now. Thanks.
Relatives of the 17 Cubans imprisoned in Tortola
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