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.