Cuban group calls for rape investigation

Carmichael Road Detention Centre

Carmichael Road Detention Centre


Tribune Staff Reporter


THE leader of a Miami-based Cuban exile group has re-ignited calls for the government to launch a full investigation into allegations of sexual abuse made by a female Cuban detainee.

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Democracy Movement leader Ramon Sanchez also wants the Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer who allegedly committed the abuse to be removed from his post.

He said if Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell did not want to go down in history as an official who attempted to ‘cover up’ alleged wrongdoings and the violation of detainees’ human rights, he should remove himself from the situation.

Mr Sanchez said: “We, ethically, cannot stop our demands for the truth, until [alleged] sex abuse against women in the detention centre is addressed.

“Equally important is the [alleged] abuse children were subjected to by having to endure a hostile environment that even adults found unbearable. If nothing is done about this, future conditions for detained children will not change.

“The only ethical thing remaining for the Minister of Foreign Affairs to do if he does not want to be branded by History as a Minister who covered up is to, at least, separate himself from this case.”

Mr Sanchez questioned why Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell had regarded his group as ‘the enemy’ when its aim, he said, was to expose the wrong doings of a small group of RBDF officers.

“We deeply respect the people of the Bahamas and suffer deeply the gross manipulation of the truth by the Minister of Foreign Affairs portraying us as enemies. “This man has the same serious problem identifying ‘the enemy’ as he has allowing the truth to surface.”

The Tribune attempted to contact Mr Mitchell but was not successful.


rory 9 years, 2 months ago

Wondered where this Sanchez clown went, been quiet for a few days. And he is a total liar, if he had respect for the Bahamian people he would have denounced that video as NOT REAL and said clearly it was actors and not Bahamians in the video, and he never would have attempted to damage our tourism industry and in turn the lifeline of most Bahamians with those protests at the cruise ships - he is a scumbag and nobody with sense would listen to this idiot let alone talk to him, he and his cohorts continue to make themselves our Enemy.

The alleged victim would need to make an official complaint with law enforcement in OUR country, or even at least with their own embassy. Nobody has come forward yet with a credible or valid complaint.


concernedcitizen 9 years, 2 months ago

Knew you would be the first to comment ,remember Sanchez didn,t have anything to say about the Bahamas until we beat the sh##t out of cubans at the dentention center.......


wave 9 years, 2 months ago

Yep, old Freddy has his nuts in the fire now, doesen't he! Only in the Bahamas. Now Sickie mellow out, you know their in the wrong, they beat the tar out of those men and another Bahamian became a father to a Cudan baby.


concernedcitizen 9 years, 2 months ago

@Loudproud calls helmet boy sicko ,you call him sickie , hes getting quite the rep ..lmao


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