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Opposition questions PM's 'silence' on Mario Deane's death

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 1:46 PM

The parliamentary Opposition is questioning what it says is the silence of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on the circumstances surrounding the death of Mario Deane while in State custody.

Opposition Spokesperson on Justice, Senator Alexander Williams, says the matter has enraged Jamaicans and Simpson Miller’s silence is unacceptable.

He says by contrast the recent controversial shooting death of a black American teenager in Missouri, by the police, had prompted condemnation from the President Barrack Obama even though he is on his vacation.

Senator Williams says the circumstances under which Mario died warrant condemnation or comment from Jamaica House.

He says the Prime Minister must state her position on human rights and protection of the poor.

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