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Jamaican suing Govt for detention


ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Jamaican suing Govt for detention

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A 53-YEAR-OLD Jamaican already suing Barbados authorities over his prison detention five years ago is back in the clutches of the Immigration Department.

Jahnoy Cassells is scheduled to appear in the High Court this morning to get immigration authorities to release him after he was detained since Sunday morning, when he arrived in preparation for his upcoming lawsuit against the Attorney General.

That case, scheduled for April 18, goes back to 2008 when, according to Cassells, he went into the Immigration Department seeking a work permit after arriving in December 2007 and being given a month’s stay.

“I arrive in 2007 for one month, that is when I went to immigration to look ’bout a work permit . . . . and they hold on pon me and the man didn’t want me here and me ah talk to the man on what grounds you don’t want me here. . . (AC)

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