Garcia’s dayRaul Garcia (FP)
By Maria Bradshaw | Thu, October 11, 2012 - 12:10 AM
IN TWO WEEKS, controversial Cuban national Raul Garcia will face a High Court judge who will determine if his immigration detention will continue or if he should be set free.
Yesterday, Justice Margaret Reifer ruled that Garcia’s lawyers had established a “prima facie” case of unlawful detention and ordered that a writ of habeas corpus be issued directing the Minister Responsible for Immigration and the Chief Immigration Officer “to have the body of the Claimant Raul Garcia” brought before a judge of the Supreme Court on October 24 at 9:30 a.m., in order that the Court may determine whether his detention is lawful or unlawful and whether he should be released.
The order was issued following a two-hour presentation by a team of attorneys at law, including David Comissiong, Paula Jemmott and Ajamu Boardi who had filed the application.
Lead counsel Leslie Haynes, QC, is out of the island.Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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