PNCR urges immediate probe into Bacchus killing
Guyana Chronicle
June 25, 2004

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LEADER of the main Opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Mr. Robert Corbin, has called on the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Winston Felix, to immediately launch a murder and conspiracy to murder investigation into the death yesterday of George Bacchus.

The PNCR, in a statement issued a few hours after Bacchus was shot dead in his Georgetown home, said that Corbin had already submitted to the Police Commissioner, two affidavits (allegedly) sworn to by Bacchus and a video recording of an interview he gave.

It said that over the past months, Bacchus had provided the public/nation with information implicating several high-level government officials in the operations of death squads.

In that time, the PNCR said, Bacchus received serious threats to his life and the lives of his family.

According to the party, Bacchus had publicly stated that he had become a target by agents of the state.

It called the death a “political execution” and said it had no doubt that the execution of Bacchus was a deliberate attempt to silence him and to protect those who have been implicated in the (alleged) death squad operations.

The Opposition party also accused the government of “attempting to cover its tracks” and “to scare away other potential witnesses” in this “latest political killing”.