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Gay Man Claims He Was Discriminated Against By Police Officer

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A member of the Guyana Sex Workers Coalition, Seon Persaud is reporting that he was discriminated against while attending a court hearing this morning by a Male Police Office. He is claiming that the officer not only make an offensive remark towards him but also got physical and forced him to sit in the female lock-ups before being released.

Persaud believes that he should not have been treated in such a manner regardless of his sexual preference and is of the opinion that it is a matter that should be addressed.

The male sex worker said he has a matter in the Court pending since last year after he was accused by one of his client’s of stealing the man’s personal belonging. The incident involving the young man and a police officer transpired at the new location of the Georgetown Magistrates’ court.

In an effort to facilitate rehabilitation works at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court at the Avenue of the Republic and Brickdam its daily operations were shifted to a new location. The Court is now located at 92 Middle Street the former Globe Trust Building.

Courts One, Two, Three, Five, Eight and Nine are now relocated to the new Middle Street building with effect from today.

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