March 30, 2011

Barbados could be hauled before the International Court of Human Rights

BY SANKA PRICE | WED, MARCH 30, 2011 - 12:04 AM

THE BARBADOS Government will be hauled before the International Court of Human Rights, if need be, to ensure Jamaican Shanique Myrie gets justice for the trauma she reportedly suffered at the hands of airport officials.

Myrie’s attorney, Anthony Hylton, pledged this yesterday saying he wanted to ensure she was vindicated in her claims of being finger-raped on March 14 after her arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport before being denied entry.

“It did happen, and we will prove it,” said Hylton, a former Jamaican minister of foreign affairs. “We know the hurdles in the law and we will get around it.

“We are aware that the police are who did it,” he said in a telephone interview from his New Kingston office.

He, however, declined to speak further on this accusation. Myrie had said she was cavity searched by a female immigration officer.

When the MIDWEEK NATION reached Myrie yesterday, she referred questions to her attorney.The glum sounding 23-year-old did say: “I am very depressed at the moment.”

The issue is expected to be raised today at a meeting of the Caribbean Community Council.

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