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…supportive of independent probe in Harding’s allegations Head of State, Donald Ramotar,Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic, is supportive of an independent probe of the allegations of Colwyn Harding,Cheap Jerseys, who is maintaining that he was sodomized by a policeman using a baton covered with a condom.Head of State, Donald RamotarBut Ramotar did decry what he called the irresponsible reporting by some sections of the media, insinuating that the implicated rank was being ‘hanged’ even before he was afforded a trial.“Let me say upfront that this government is against any kind of torture but at the same time, I don’t believe that you hang people even before they are listened to.”Ramotar was at the time speaking at his office, where he hosted his first media briefing for 2014.The Head of State also questioned the political motives of the various sentiments that are being generated in the heated public debate.“A lot of what is taking place is not being based on looking at the facts or waiting on the results of the investigation.”Ramotar told members of the media that a lot of the comments being made are by persons “trying to instigate a lot of negative things in our society.”In responding to questions from reporters, the President maintained that he would be ready for “any type of investigation.”Harding was hospitalised for more than a month,NFL Jerseys Cheap, nursing a ruptured intestine which he alleged was due to a Police Constable,Cheap Jerseys USA, attached to the Timehri Police Station, forcing a baton up his anus while he was detained on allegations of break and enter and larceny.The Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responssibility has completed an investigation into the allegations and the file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.Harding was on Friday last flown to Jamaica for further medical treatment.And the Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) have joined the list of persons and organizations to call for an independent probe into the allegations of sexual assault committed on 23-year old, prisoner Colwyn Harding.According to a statement from the PSC, members of the Commission met with the Commissioner of Police Leroy Brummel, and his Senior Officers on Friday last to express their dissatisfaction in the Guyana Police Force’s public response into the allegations of grievous assault and sodomy committed on Harding by one of its ranks.Colywn HardingThe reports had sparked widespread public demonstrations by several human rights bodies and private citizens, who condemned the actions of the Police and called for independent inquiries into the matter.On Friday, the PSC expressed concern at the growing number of what appeared to be legitimate complaints against the conduct of the Police Force in their resorting to the use of excessive force and violent behavior towards citizens in the course of their investigations and during arrests.The PSC pointed out that “the credibility and public confidence in the Force is being dangerously eroded, which,NHL Jerseys From China, if not promptly, openly and fully addressed, would undermine the ability and competence of the Force to carry out its law enforcement responsibilities.”“Given the seriousness of the alleged offences committed on Harding, and its widely reported coverage, the Private Sector Commission believes that an independent inquiry should be ordered into the matter,” the statement added.The Private Sector Commission also raised concerns about the deplorable state of most of the lock-ups at police stations and deemed the subjection of citizens to such conditions to be acts of violence against them.Meanwhile,Cheap Jerseys From China, General Secretary of GTUC, Lincoln Lewis called on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to subpoena Colwyn Harding’s medical records to facilitate an independent investigation into the allegation of sexual assault.Lewis in a Letter to the Editor, which was published in yesterday’s edition of this newspaper, said that “the GTUC supports the calls made by others for an independent inquiry into the events leading up to Harding’s hospitalisation and surgery and extends a call for further investigation of the state employed doctors and nurses involved in every aspect of his care.”“GTUC calls on the Director of Public Prosecution to subpoena all medical records related to Colwyn Harding’s surgery at the state run institution and strongly condemns what appears to be a collaborative public relations stunt and attempt to cover up a crime committed by members of the law enforcement section of the State and involving various departments of the state.”Lewis noted that the doctors’ disclosure of Harding’s medical condition does not negate the act of sexual torture at the hands of law enforcement officers.“We must not be distracted or deterred from an independent inquiry that entails comprehensive medical review.”“The revelation of a snag in the release of medical records hindering urgent action to care overseas creates concerns regarding a lack of transparency and the possibility of corrupting documentation.”
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