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Tivoli committee wants International Criminal Court intervention

Published: Wednesday April 24, 2013 | 12:37 pm Comments 0

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Convenor of the Tivoli Committee Lloyd D'Aguilar wants the Jamaican government to give the International Criminal Court jurisdiction over the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion.

Seventy-three people were killed when members of the security forces entered Tivoli Gardens to capture, then fugitive, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

D'Aguilar says Former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding; Former Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Stewart Saunders; and Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington should be investigated and placed before the court for their roles in the incident.

He was speaking at a press conference in Kingston this morning weeks after he led a group that delivered a petition to Jamaica House calling for the Portia Simpson Miller administration to take action on the issue.

D'Aguilar says the government has not responded to the petition.

He says the Tivoli Committee is now prepared to ramp up its agitation measures to bring more attention to what he charged is the atrocities that took place during the incursion.

As part of those measures, D'Aguilar says his group has filed formal complaints with several international human rights bodies about the Tivoli Gardens incursion.


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