Nassau, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has
taken note of the comments attributed to Amnesty International in relation to the
enforcement of the new Bahamas immigration policy.
Amnesty International is badly mistaken.
The immigration policy is humane in nature and generic
in its application as no particular national grouping is being targeted.
Further, it is not the policy of the Bahamas Government to violate the civil or
human rights of any citizen or resident and there have not been any reported
cases of abuse in connection with these routine checks and interdiction
Amnesty International is dead wrong on their account of
events and risks its international reputation and credibility by pursuing this
line of argument.