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Jamaicans in Haiti say they have been neglected by their government

Published:Tuesday | March 11, 2014 | 12:01 PM

A number of Jamaicans living in Haiti who were arrested on drug and gun related charges since last year, say they feel neglected by the administration in their homeland.



A group of 15 Jamaicans had been arrested in recent times in operations supported by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, while five others were apprehended at the end of last year during a police crackdown near the town of Aquin.



The Jamaicans remain in preventive custody while their cases are being studied by an investigative judge who will decide who should be released.



The Caribbean Media Corporation quotes Kenny Burton, a 31-year-old Jamaican as saying that he was arrested although no drugs were found on him.



Meanwhile, Samantha Scarlett, the reputed wife of one of those held in prison has called for the Jamaican government to intervene to make sure the case of her husband, Michael Dennis, as well as those of other detained Jamaicans have the benefit of a fair judicial process.



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