Relatives of those killed during the Linden protests to take the stand of Linden COI – 30th Jan 2013
Lead Attorney for the families of the slain victims of the Linden protest, Nigel Hughes, said, he will be looking for what is a “just reward”, when he presents his compensation case before the on-going Linden Commission of Inquiry.
Members of the Commission of Inquiry will on Thursday continue to hear the testimony of those seeking compensation for their losses.
Hughes, who was addressing a media briefing hosted by the minority opposition party, the Alliance for Change, said, while one’s life is priceless, he wants to ensure the affected families are compensated fairly.
24-year-old Shemroy Boyea, 17-year-old Ron Sommerset and 46-year-old Ivan Lewis, were shot dead by what is believed to have been Police bullets on July 18, on what was the first day of organised protests against electricity rate hikes in the town.
Meantime, the Attorney-at-Law said, he was at a loss on what grounds the Executive Director of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington, made a claim for compensation for losses, that resulted to the NICIL-owned Linmine Secretariat, formerly owned by the Guyana Bauxite Company.
Brassington presented an inventory to the Commission of Inquiry, listing items that were damaged in the Linden protests.