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West Kingston Enquiry ... Soldiers to testify

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 9:57 AM

It has been confirmed that the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry will this morning begin taking evidence from three soldiers who claim they saw as many as eight police personnel kill innocent civilians in Tivoli during the 2010 police-military operations.

Up to yesterday it had been unclear whether they would appear as the commission has been reportedly having difficulties putting in place the necessary systems to facilitate the testimonies off site and by audio link.

However, The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands everything is now in place for the soldiers to testify and audio and video transmitted to the Jamaica Conference Centre, where the commission is sitting.

However, only the audio will be transmitted to the public.

The commission of enquiry is looking into the events leading to the death of more than 70 civilians in the police/military operation to capture then don Christopher Dudus Coke.