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'Livity' Coke lawsuit adjourned to April 2

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2014 | 3:39 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The hearing into the lawsuit brought against the State by Leighton ‘Livity’ Coke has been adjourned until April 2.

Submissions began on Monday in the Constitutional Court.

Coke is seeking compensation for the alleged beating he received from soldiers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre last year.

He and five high-risk prisoners claimed they were severely beaten by the soldiers.

Coke is also claiming that his constitutional rights were breached as a result of the beatings and that he was treated inhumanely during his incarceration.

The Jamaica Defense Force has reported that Coke received his injuries while being restrained after he attacked three soldiers.

The respondents in the suit are the Commissioner of Corrections, the Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defense Force, the Ministry of National Security and the Attorney General.

Coke is being represented by attorneys-at-law Carolyn Reid-Cameron and Chukwuemeka Cameron.


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