Canada joins UK in death squad concerns
Stabroek News
January 31, 2004

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Canada's High Commission shares the concerns of its British counterpart about the death squad allegations implicating a government official.

"The only thing I will say is that we will share the concern the British High Commissioner expressed," Murray Kam, the acting Canadian High Commissioner said on Thursday when approached by Stabroek News.

On Wednesday, the British High Commissioner to Guyana Stephen Hiscock said his government was very concerned about the allegations which he believed placed the government's integrity in question.

Hiscock made it clear that there were no plans to intervene or interfere in the situation. But he hoped the government could find a way to deal with the allegations which would be to the satisfaction of the Guyanese people.

"The government of Guyana knows perfectly well that we are their friend and we are working very hard to co-operate with them since the situation is something that we take very seriously," he noted.

Hiscock had also said that there was no consolidated position by the foreign missions although there had been dialogue between them on the issue. Last week American Ambassador to Guyana, Roland Bullen told Stabroek News that the US Embassy is seriously considering the allegations made by Bacchus in statements to US regional law enforcement officers.

He said the information given by Bacchus was still being evaluated and once this was completed it would be raised with the appropriate authorities.