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Cameroonians to be released from Carmichael Road Detention Centre

Six detainees from Cameroon and Nigeria are set to be released from the Carmichael Road Detention Center on Wednesday after local attorneys fought their illegal detainment in court.

A group of men, women and one child sought asylum in The Bahamas after fleeing their war-torn country.

Attorney Fred Smith claimed they were detained at the Detention Centre for nearly two years, contravening Bahamian laws and alleged the Cameroonians have also faced “abuses”.

Following a court hearing on Wednesday morning, the Department of Immigration was ordered to release six of the detainees. Government officials confirmed that the detainees will be released.

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