Maigret Hecheverria Mosqueda: “ On April 7th, they were taken to the police station in Orange Walk and there they were given a first trial. At the first trial, they pleaded not guilty. They were a bit misinformed. It seems that there, they mistakenly told them that if they pleaded not guilty and paid the fine they had to pay to the Government for having entered Belize illegally the next day, they would be released. So on the second day of court, they pleaded guilty. However, they were completely deceived because that same day they paid the fine but were transferred to the Belize Central Prison and have been there ever since.”
Accompanying Hecheverria Mosqueda was Immigration Lawyer, Alejandro Vasquez Sanchez who stated that despite the intervention from the attorney, the treatment of the Cubans is terrible.