Death squad allegations
Council of Churches joins calls for credible, independent probe
Stabroek News
February 5, 2004

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The Guyana Council of Churches, concerned about the recent series of unexplained killings, has lent its voice to the call for a "credible, independent and full investigation" into the allegations about the operations of a death squad.

According to a statement from the Council, this is to ensure that concrete and effective measures may be taken to halt what it called the cancer of unaccountable killings that is spreading in Guyanese society.

The Council said it is concerned about the disturbing allegations and the inability of the police force to solve the murders or fully investigate the allegations of killing squad activities.

"The council reiterates its total commitment to the value of every human life and the transparent truth demanded by our discipleship and imitation of Him who proclaimed himself `the Way, the Truth and the Life'" the statement said.

Groups like the Guyana Bar Association, the Guyana Trades Union Congress and political parties have also called for an independent investigation in the face of the recent allegations surrounding the Minister of Home Affairs, Ronald Gajraj.