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Compensation and reparations NOW for victims of 2010 Tivoli Gardens massacre

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The Jamaican security forces carried out a murderous attack against unarmed civilians in Tivoli Gardens and West Kingston in May 2010.
The then government under the leadership of prime minister Bruce Golding declared a state of emergency which facilitated and legitimized crimes against humanity. These included:
• summary executions
• torture;
• looting, pillage;
• disappearances
• illegal detentions

To date the State has been slow to investigate or hold anyone accountable for crimes committed, despite an ongoing Commission of Enquiry, which we believe is designed to be an administrative whitewash.
We the people who believe in justice and respect for human rights are demanding that the government show good faith by immediately, as is its duty under international law, to make a public commitment to reparations and compensation to the victims for damage to personal property and personal injuries suffered,including psychological trauma.
We demand that the government takes decisive steps to ensure that a credible, transparent mechanism is put in place to determine the method and amount of compensation.
We also believe that those who suffered injuries and need ongoing medical care should be immediately taken care of by the State.
Failure to act expeditiously is further proof that the Jamaican state, directed by the present PNP government, condones state terrorism, and is deserving of appropriate international sanctions.
Lloyd D'Aguilar
Tivoli Committee

 

 

 

     

     


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