Prison officers accused of attacking alleged baton rape victim

-station assault witness says threatened by cops

Reports that four prison officers assaulted 23-year-old alleged baton-rape victim Colwyn Harding surfaced yesterday, triggering a fresh wave of protests while a witness to the alleged beating her suffered at the Timehri Police Station has come forward.

Attempts to contact acting Director of Prisons Welton Trotz for a comment on the assault allegedly committed by prison officers at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Harding is hospitalized, were futile.

Yesterday midday Harding was still under police guard and shackled by his foot to his bed. He was giving statements to the police about the alleged rape. His family and friends surrounded him. When Stabroek News returned last night he was no longer shackled, but he was giving statements again, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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