[www.inewsguyana.com] –Member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vanessa Kissoon on Tuesday appeared in the Linden Magistrate’s Court where she was charged for heckling the speakers at a People’s Progressive Party/Civic meeting on March 24.
Kissoon, who is the Linden representative of the PNCR, attended the meeting at Blueberry Hill and reportedly heckled the speakers, which included Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill.
However after she was ignored, Kissoon allegedly intimidated attendees at the meeting and allegedly issued threats to those present.
During her court appearance, she pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on Tuesday March 24, at Blue Berry Hill, Linden at a public meeting she used insulting words to Joe Hamilton with intent to provoke a breach of the peace contrary to Section 10 of the Public Order Act 16:03.
Four other persons; Juliet Atwell, Alieshaw Barker, Leonie Alexander and Marcelle Williams were also charged.
In a media statement Kissoon said “the struggle for justice in Guyana continues to free the people of Guyana and particularly Linden/Region 10 which is under siege from police excesses and a police state that Guyana has become over the last few years. Citizens are seeing some law enforcement agents, instead of serving the citizens whose tax moneys pay them, are operating in service to political masters.”
She said she remains hopeful that the tenets of justice will reign and she will be declared not guilty at the conclusion of the court case.
“Nowhere in the PPP opposition history would this police harassment have been allowed without far reaching consequences for the image of the government. We in Linden remain concern and alarm at the double standards in society that some are willing to accept and silently condone,” her statement read.
She is slated to reappear in Court on May 06.