Published: Wednesday 6th December, 2017
International political consultancy BuzzMaker has instructed it’s local legal team to pursue legal action against the Government of St. Kitts / Nevis.
The legal action will relate to the politically motivated detention of it’s President, Matthew McMillan, on Monday, 4 December 2017. Mr. McMillan was arrested and detained without charge for 12 hours at the Basseterre Central Police Station. He was released at 8 pm on Monday.
The details of the legal action will be announced and released shortly.
“This is abuse of political power, plain and simple. I will be taking legal action to send a message to all people whom government have victimized that you have rights and you have a voice. Some politicians may be rich and powerful, but, they are not above the law.” said Matthew McMillan.
“It is certainly concerning to the regional and international community when a government makes a politically motivated detention without charge. It is a sign that democracy is backsliding and it sends a troubling message to international investors, tourists and governments that St. Kitts/Nevis is not a place that respects political speech and that punishes political opponents with improper detentions,” Mr. McMillan continued.
“This legal action is about protecting the freedom of speech and political opinion in the Federation of St. Kitts/Nevis and sending a clear message that no matter how rich you are and no matter how powerful you are, you are not above the law,” concluded Mr. McMillan.
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