House approves motion for police torture inquiry


The National Assembly last evening approved a motion which called for the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate the torture of persons by the Guyana Police Force between the years 2006 to 2013.

After a fiery and lengthy debate, which saw AFC Executive Member Moses Nagamootoo testifying to being a victim of police brutality, the motion for the CoI was passed. The motion, brought by Leader of the Opposition David Granger and seconded by APNU MP Joseph Harmon, did not receive the government’s support.

Granger said that the motion came as a result of reform that has not taken place in the last fifteen years. “Over the last fifteen years …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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