November 30, 2022

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Sickly PR man reportedly denied phone call, medication and shower since in local custody

Alexis Perez

Alexis Perez, the Puerto Rican businessman who was lately held at the Beef Island airport with $39,800 hard cash stashed in his personal belongings, has claimed that he has not taken a tub, brushed his tooth, modified dresses or spoken to his household in six times.

Perez appeared just before the Magistrate’s Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon and knowledgeable Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards through an interpreter that he was also struggling from diabetes and hypertension and has been unable to resource medicine for his sickness.

In reaction, the Senior Justice of the peace mentioned even however the accused man is in custody of area regulation enforcement, his primary human legal rights need to be upheld. 

Crown’s reaction

Justice of the peace Richards then questioned the Crown about the Spanish-speaking man’s promises.

An legal professional in the office environment of the Division of General public Prosecutions replied that when she could neither validate nor deny the statements, info from a senior police officer is that the accused man’s baggage containing his outfits and other belongings are at the Road Town Police Station (RTPS).

The prosecutor even more explained he was advised by the senior officer that police were produced aware of his clinical problem.

As it relates to generating a phone get in touch with — which is his appropriate — the Crown Counsel said Perez experienced refused to give his cellphone password to the law enforcement, who have been inclined to aid him. She, nonetheless, claimed that Perez had tried to reset the cellular phone to manufacturing unit configurations when he was handed his cell phone.

The cellular cellphone was subsequently taken from him mainly because it was thought that there were certain factors on the unit that could be pertinent to his circumstance. The Crown, having said that, admitted to the courtroom that the RTPS had a landline system.

In relation to the other claims, the Crown counsel said the custodians at the RTPS are the kinds who need to be allowed to answer the queries, but they ended up not existing in court.

Feasible lawsuit

Justice of the peace Richards reported if Perez’s promises are verified to be a reality, this could end result in a lawsuit against the territory.

In advance of Perez was returned to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, the magistrate stated it is her hope that he is granted all that he requires together with a ‘long warm shower’ and lots of toothpaste.

She then chastised the RVIPF for their alleged maltreatment of the accused Puerto Rican.

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