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Public defender appeals for extension of 6-year statute of limitation for Tivoli residents

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 5:22 AM
Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry

The public defender is again appealing to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to extend the current six-year statute of limitations to allow persons in west Kingston who were impacted by the May 2010 police-military operations to seek redress.

Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry announced that her office has filed suit against the government on behalf of the estates of about 30 persons who died and some 40 others who were either injured or detained during the police/military operations.

This appeal has come amid concerns that residents in the west Kingston community were running out of time to seek legal redress for injuries and damage done to their homes and other personal belongings during the operation.

Over 74 civilians and one member of the Jamaica Defence Force were killed in the operations, which were aimed at capturing then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.