The issue: Every person has the right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty. However, the opposite happened when Mr. Patrick Hundley was arrested and thrown in a Costa Rican prison without evidence under the concept of Preventia (preventive detention). It was as if he had been found guilty in a trial, but there was no trial.
He was arrested under false pretenses, he was not presented any evidence, he was not given a hearing on the facts of the case and he was assigned an unlawfully high bail. This abuse of law through Preventia is an injustice and a violation of human rights.
During his 6 months in prison, Mr. Hundley had two options to get out of prison: agree to the demands of a business partner or post an unreasonable bail.
Pat Hundley would now like to bring attention to and hopefully change the Costa Rica systems that allow these injustices to occur.