Saturday, September 17, 2011

APNU abandon activists who painted anti-Jagdeo slogans

The family and friends of three APNU activists who were arrested in connection with the painting of anti-Jagdeo slogans on several roadways are upset that most lawyers have abandoned them in a police lock-up. “I don’t have, it is to my mind unconscionable,” a senior opposition figure told media operatives when asked why little legal input has been provided.

Those held at the Timehri Police station lock-up are Paul Lewis,50, Alwyn Greenidge,20, and 48-year old Denise Miller. The trio was picked up during the early hours of Friday at the junction of the Timehri Public Road and Soesdyke-Linden Highway. An associate of the detainees said that he was upset that none of the battery of opposition-affiliated lawyers has visited the trio. Feeling disillusioned, he said the little or no feeling of legal representation offered no encouragement or motivation to other activists. “People must feel that if anything happen to them, PNC will be on your case,” he said.
The slogans, surfaced Friday morning, just hours before an Appreciation Ceremony was held for outgoing President, Bharrat Jagdeo. Signs were also painted at the junction of University of Guyana Road and Railway Embankment, Mandela Avenue and in the vicinity of Banks DIH.

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