Nicole Reyes cancer fears

The family of Nicole Reyes, from Cardiff, who has been held in prison in the Dominican Republic since last July, now fear she has cancer.

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Fair Trials charity on Dominican Republic legal system

Fair Trials International is a human rights organisation which helps people and their families to navigate legal systems in countries other than their own.

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.

– Spokesperson, Fair Trials International

ITV Cymru Wales has asked the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to comment.

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