Govt moves against Slowe, Stabroek News over article on McBean

The state has filed contempt proceedings against retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Slowe over recent comments he made regarding the dismissal of an officer from the force.

The suit, filed by Attorney General Charles Ramson also names Guyana Publications Inc and Editor-in-chief of Stabroek News Anand Persaud as the respondents in the matter. The action stems from an article published in this newspaper on June 17, 2010 titled, ‘Slowe shocked at dismissal of Mc Bean’.

The state is also seeking an injunction to restrain Stabroek News from publishing the article or editorial on the merits of the court action. In its claim, the state said Slowe offered his personal opinions on the case which is currently before the High Court, adding too that is unlawful and improper to comment on matters which are sub judice.

The matter comes up in the High Court on July 19.

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