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Americas Discrimination

Bahamas: Forcible Return of Asylum Seekers

An estimated 130 Haitian nationals, some of whom are understood to be seeking political asylum, are at risk of being forcibly returned to Haiti, without any examination of their asylum claims. Amnesty international has longstanding concerns about human rights violations in Haiti, and fears their...
Americas Refugees

Bahamas: Forcible return of asylum seekers

Haitian asylum seekers are being forcibly returned from the Bahamas, without any examination of their claims for asylum. Amnesty International has longstanding concerns about human rights violations in Haiti, and fears their lives may be in danger if they are returned.
Americas Death Penalty

Bahamas: Further information on the death penalty

Amnesty International deeply regrets that David Mitchell was executed as scheduled on 6 January 2000 despite appeals from many sources, including the victims’ son. John Higgs succeeded in taking his own life on 4 January 2000. It has been reported that he slit his wrists while under suicide watch.