Fifty-nine Cubans who are seeking refugee status in T&T are living in deplorable and unsanitary conditions on a parcel of agricultural land in Warrenville, Cunupia.
They moved there after overstaying their time at a nearby warehouse provided by a businessman.
Last November, police charged them for blocking the pavement in Port-of-Spain after they camped outside the UN House.
The 78 Cuban asylum seekers who were sentenced to two days in jail for blocking free passageway on the pavement outside the UN Building in Port-of-Spain last week were released yesterday morning. However, no one knows of their whereabouts since and the many of Cuban nationals who gathered outside the United Nations House in Port-of-Spain were not seen there yesterday.
Seventy-eight Cuban asylum seekers accused of engaging in an illegal protest in front of the United Nations building in Port-of-Spain, last Friday, have been sentenced to two days in prison.
The group pleaded not guilty to obstructing the free passageway on the pavement on Chancery Lane, when they first appeared in court hours after being arrested.
A United Nations says the group of refugees and asylum-seekers protesting outside the UN House in Port of Spain for the past week, has been in contact with UN personnel, notably with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
In a statement Wednesday, the UNHCR said the concerns of this group have been registered carefully and the UNHCR is working to help with their immediate needs and to provide practical information on how best to convey their circumstances to the appropriate authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.