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Trinidad and Tobago: Corporal punishment: Clyde Lewis

Index Number: AMR 49/002/1995

Clyde Lewis, also known as “Joe Daylight”, has been sentenced to 10 strokes of the birch. Lewis was convicted of rape in 1989 and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in addition to the birching. An appeal against the sentence was denied on 17 October 1995. AI believes the sentence of flogging could be carried out in the immediate future.

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