Bangladeshis languishing in lock ups for more than 10 months
Two Bangladeshi nationals are reportedly languishing in police custody after being locked up for more than 10 months now. The purpose for the men’s detention is so far unclear but sources say it may be related to immigration violations.
According to sources, the South Asian residents some time ago arrived in Guyana in transit to Barbados. They were reportedly denied entry into the country and sent back to Guyana. Ever since, the men have been in local police custody.
Kaieteur News was told that recently, at the Brickdam Police Station the fence was being repaired, the men reportedly walked out the station only to be recaptured in the vicinity of Square of the Revolution. The men were subsequently taken to the Diamond/ Grove Police Station where they are currently being held.
Yesterday, Kaieteur News received several phone calls about the matter as persons expressed their dissatisfaction and condemned the treatment being meted out to the foreigners. When this publication visited the police station, access to the men was denied. The publication was however able to confirm that the men were in fact being detained at the station; awaiting deportation.
Kaieteur News was further told that residents in the area, especially the Muslim community, have been rendering assistance to the men. Efforts are also being made by a number of Muslims to have the men returned to their homeland.
When this publication made contact with Commander of ‘A’ Division, Derrick Josiah, he promised to look into the matter. The same sentiments were expressed by Public Relations Officer (PRO) Ivelaw Whittaker who promised to check the issue and return with a response.