Police looking for persons who posted racially-inciting comments on Facebook against President Granger

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At least three persons are being hunted by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) after they posted racially-inciting comments on the social media against President David Granger and Guyanese of African Ancestry.

A probe has begun by the local police in light of these comments which were recently posted on the popular social networking site “Facebook”.

While it is unclear as to whether or not the perpetrators were using accounts which contained factual information and names as to their identities, the GPF has launched investigations into the matter with hopes of locating the individuals soon.

If/when caught they could be charged under the ‘Racial Hostility Act’.

INews understands that under the Racial Hostility Act, these individuals could be charged for attempting “to incite excitement, hostility or ill-will on grounds of race.”

According to Chapter 23 of the Act, “a person shall be guilty of an offence if he wilfully excites or attempts to excite hostility or ill-will against any section of the public or against any person on the grounds of their or his race, by means of words spoken by him in a public place or spoken by him and transmitted for general reception by wireless telegraphy or telegraph; or by causing words spoken by him or by some other person to be reproduced in a public place from a record; or by means of written (including printed) matter or pictorial matter published by him”.

It should be noted that any person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $65,000 and to imprisonment for two years. (Kristen Macklingam)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Face book is a social media of free speech. There is no policy from the facebook administrator saying anyone will be held liable for their doing. If you don’t like it come off face book .

  2. I have a message for the minorities,especially the blacks of this country.Until you become conscious and responsible people,you will always chase the FLOCK.The last Local elections indicate to me and others,that you are still mentally SLAVES.Your TURNOUT was SO POOR,that I have the impression,that even your OWN AFFAIRS,YOU`RE not interested in,and this is PATHETIC.You take things for granted,but will regret eventually.WAKE UP from your DEEP SLUMBER and STAND UP TO BE COUNTED,or you will lose everything.Your lackadaisical and LAZY ATTITUDE will KEEP YOU THERE,AT THE BACK.

  3. Police looking for persons who posted racially-inciting comments on Facebook against President Granger
    Looks like they will have to shut down all social media for Graingeh..
    The trash we see posting on some media are just filled with hate.
    I saw a blog there a woman said jagdeo should be killed..
    trying to find it but cant..oh yeah i get it graingeh is extra very special but now ramotar and jagdeo.

  4. Really? How many names, threats, etc. were thrown at the opposition and they never reacted with such force… How many crimes did the police solved recently to use their much needed resource to go after empty threats? When was the last time someone acted on such so-called threats? This is the first step in stifling free speech.. Waste of time and resources. The president needs to focus his time on keeping all the promises he made to get elected. Stewwww!

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