Bahamas: Cuban arrivals from Bahamas allege beatings and sexual abuses
The Miami Herald reports that Cuban arrivals from Bahamas allege beatings and sexual abuses
The first Cubans to arrive in Miami from a notorious migrant detention center in Bahamas this month alleged Friday that guards regularly beat some of the male inmates and sexually abused some of the women.
One of the women repatriated from the center to Cuba earlier this month arrived pregnant by a guard, according to the Democracy Movement, a Miami group that has been helping the undocumented migrants detained in Nassau.
The movement led a string of protests against the Bahamas government this summer after detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre smuggled out cell phone images of inmates sewing their lips together in protest and an alleged guard kicking prisoners.
Haitians have also complained about the conditions at the infamous Carmichael Road detention center for many years.