Police issue wanted bulletin for Rickford Burke

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The Guyana Police Force on Friday night issued a wanted bulletin for US-based Guyanese Rickford Burke on allegations of seditious among other things.
Seditious libel has bee. repudiated as a very oppressive legislation and only recently the European Union called for its repeal.
Offence: The excitement of hostility or ill-will on the grounds of Race. [s. 2 of the Racial Hostility Act. Any person who willfully excites or attempts to excite racial hostility against a particular race by means of words spoken in a public place or transmitted by telegraphy].
Offence: Sedition under the Cyber Crime Act. [pursuant to s. 18(1)(a) and (f). the offence is made out if it’s against the government s. 18(1)(a) and if it excites racial divisions (f)]

Offence: Use of a computer system to coerce and intimidate under the Cyber Crime Act. [s.19 (3) makes it an offence to disseminate information via computer which is known to be false to damage the reputation of another person].
Offence: Seditious Libel [offence at common law. It is the overt speech or conduct to bring hatred and contempt against the Government].
Offence: Seditious Libel [s. 320 Criminal Law offences Act 8:01.]
Offence: Inciting the provocation of a breach of the peace [provoking a breach of the peace is s.141 Cap 8:02. Inciting any offence is itself an offence]
Offence: inciting public terror. Inciting public terror in public places is an offence under s.137 of Cap. 8:01the incitement of persons to go to public places and behave a certain way could be incitement to cause public terror]


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Support Village Voice News With a Donation of Your Choice. By Audreyanna Thomas I am aghast that the Guyana Police Force would issue a ‘Wanted Bulletin’ for Rickford Burke for committing offences of Sedition and inciting racial hostilities in Guyana. The Wanted Bulletin indicated that ‘on Thursday night he appeared on a Facebook live programme with AFC Parliamentarian, Sherod Duncan, […]

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