Williams challenges Rodney Inquiry over decision to allow hearsay evidence

PNCR Chairman Basil Williams has criticised the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the death of Dr Walter Rodney for allowing hearsay evidence during the ongoing public hearings, while warning against “a free-for-all” that could damage the reputations of both individuals and organisations.

Williams, an attorney who is part of the legal team representing the PNCR’s interest at the hearings, yesterday accused commissioners of suspending the laws by allowing evidence that would be inadmissible in a court of law but they denied the charge, while standing by their decision to relax the rules.

Williams’ objections came while the Commission was admitting into evidence two books from Reverend Reuben Gilbert, who had …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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