House calls for inquiry into shooting of APNU protestors

The opposition on Thurs-day night used its parliamentary majority to pass a motion for an inquiry into the shooting of APNU supporters by police during a protest in the aftermath of the 2011 general elections.

The motion, brought by Opposition Leader David Granger, did not attract government support and Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said that instead of an inquiry, a parliamentary commission on public safety, to which he would answerable, should be set up.

With the passage of the motion, the National Assembly is calling upon President Donald Ramotar, in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry Act, to appoint a Commis-sion of Inquiry (CoI) to inquire into the injury of persons by the shooting and to make recommendations to prevent a recurrence.

However, previous opposition-led motions, urging the government to establish commissions of inquiry into a number of areas,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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