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“TIVOLI ENQUIRY USELESS WITHOUT BALLISTICS REPORTS” – West Kingston MP to write PM

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 16:45

West Kingston MP Desmond McKenzie has committed to write the Prime Minister further to the observations of the Public Defender that the Commission of Enquiry into the events of May 2010, as currently planned, makes no sense. MP McKenzie added that the JLP has publicly stated many times that the human rights abuses cannot be exposed without the very same tools recommended in the Public Defender's Interim Report.

Mr. McKenzie said, "It has always been the position of the JLP legal team that justice will not be possible without ballistics reports, forensic reports and post mortems conducted in accordance with the protocols outlined by the Public Defender in his Interim Report.  It is this belief, among other things, which has from the very beginning, led us to question the intentions of the government in deciding to establish the Commission in the way it has.  A coroner’s inquest, as suggested by the JLP, would certainly have been the best way to identify any human rights abuses."

He continued: "I am writing the Prime Minister as I strongly believe that if the Government was really interested in getting to the truth of the events of May 2010, it would have ensured that these technical considerations would have been met before it determined its next steps, and certainly before it drafted the Terms of Reference. The Government has instead ignored all the steps necessary to ensure an effective investigation, and established a Commission of Enquiry to serve its narrow political interests."

 

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