After being detained by immigration authorities for more than three months, the whereabouts of a Bahamian-born man, Jean Rony Jean-Charles, are unknown and his lawyer has been denied access to the detention centre where he was being held.After being detained by immigration authorities for more than three months, the whereabouts of a Bahamian-born man, Jean Rony Jean-Charles, are unknown and his lawyer has been denied access to the detention centre where he was being held. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on the Minister of Immigration to immediately grant Jean Rony Jean-Charles unrestricted access to his lawyer, and to provide his family with immediate information about his whereabouts;
- Calling on the Prime Minister to urgently share a written human rights-based migration policy that uses detention only as a measure of last resort; includes details of the processes available to those who wish to regularize their status; and screening processes to avoid the expulsion of individuals born in the Bahamas with a right to Bahamian nationality;
- Calling on the Prime Minister to fully implement the 2015 precautionary measures to safeguard the lives and integrity of detainees held at Carmichael Detention Centre, and to provide better hygienic conditions, medical treatment for detainees, reduce overcrowding, provide access to legal assistance, and allow civil society organizations access to Carmichael to monitor conditions.
Contact below official by 18 January, 2018:
Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette Hawkins Hill P.O. Box N-831 Nassau, N.P. Bahamas Fax: +1 242 326-0977 Email: [email protected] Salutation: Hon. Minister
Ambassador Dr. Eugene G. Newry, Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas 2220 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008 Phone: 202 319-2660/7 I Fax: 1 202 319 2668 Email: [email protected] Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 265.17 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES