The family of a Cardiff woman who's been held for 10 months without charge in the Dominican Republic say they fear for her health. Nicole Reyes still hasn't been released - even after her family paid an agreed £40,000. Tom Sheldrick reports.
Nicole Reyes' mother, Jeannette, has thanked the community for their support following a fundraising event to raise money for the 'Free Nicole Reyes' campaign.
A fundraising evening has been held in Cardiff over the weekend to raise money for the 'Free Nicole Reyes' campaign.
Her family are trying to raise fifty thousand pounds to secure her release from jail in the Dominican Republic.
They say she is being held without charge folllowing her husband's death nine months ago.
The next stage in a Cardiff family's fight to free Nicole Reyes from a prison in the Dominican Republic will see her mother fly out to the Caribbean.
She has been locked up for eight months already, after a motoring accident in which her husband was killed. She still has no idea when her case will be heard.
Our Correspondent Richard Morgan spoke to her mother Jeannette, before she makes her journey.
A Cardiff mother of two, locked up in a Caribbean prison, has made a desperate appeal for liberty from inside her jail.
Nicole Reyes has been detained for seven months without charge in the Dominican Republic.
It follows an incident in which her husband died.
Now she has spoken exclusively to ITV News.
Nicola Hendy has her story.
The Welsh mother of two in prison on a Carribean island has spoken to ITV News about her ordeal.
Nicole Reyes' family are fighting to have her freed. She's been locked up for seven months without charge, after an incident in which her husband died.
"As fast as you break down one brick wall, another one is built in front of you" she told Richard Morgan.
"It's very difficult, I don't see any light at the end of the tunnel, and right now I'm feeling I'm struggling."
"It is very difficult every day talking to my family knowing that they love me and they're trying to hard to fight for me".
"I'm here, and I've never in my life felt so alone".
The MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, Stephen Doughty, says he's 'gravely concerned' for the welfare of a Rumney mother-of-two jailed in the Dominican Republic.
Fair Trials International is a human rights organisation which helps people and their families to navigate legal systems in countries other than their own.
– Spokesperson, Fair Trials International
Individuals arrested in the Dominican Republic may face lengthy periods of pre-trial detention in prison conditions falling far below international standards in a criminal justice system reported to be struggling with poor administration and corruption. Foreign nationals with little knowledge of the local language and the legal system are particularly vulnerable to breaches of their basic rights to a fair trial.
ITV Cymru Wales has asked the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to comment.
Jeannette Clements says her daughter is innocent of murder, claiming that she struck her husband accidentally as he rode his motorbike alongside her car at night.
Nicole Reyes, who has two children living with their grandparents in Rumney in Cardiff, could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty of her husband's murder.
"Sometimes you just feel as though you can't even cope - and it's the same with my daughter," says Jeanette.
"She has her good days and bad days, but she's getting more bad days now as time goes on, because we didn't expect it to go on for this length of time."