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PNP condemns death threats against Lisa Hanna

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:29 PM
Lisa Hanna has been subjected to backlash for her suggestion that the country should discuss whether music of incarcerated persons should be banned from the public airwaves.

The People's National Party (PNP) says it is pleased that the police are seriously investigating the death threats that have been made against Opposition Spokesperson on Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna.

Hanna has been subjected to backlash for her suggestion that the country should discuss whether music of incarcerated persons should be banned from the public airwaves.

She questioned whether corruption is involved in the recording of music by incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel.

Since making the comments, Hanna has received death threats from some social media users while others have threatened to withdraw political support.

The PNP says it respects the rights of persons to disagree with the views expressed by others but says it condemns threats against citizens.

Yesterday, the police said they were assessing the risk against Hanna to determine whether additional security should be assigned to her.

Head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime branch Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers, said the risk assessment is to be completed today.