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Green Party General Secretary arrested, charged

Green Party General Secretary arrested, charged

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The general-secretary of the SVG Green Party Ordan Graham (left) who was arrested and charged with sedition had bond posted Wednesday by party leader Ivan O’Neal (right), at the new court house at Lower Kingstown Park. He was detained after refusing to cooperate with police regarding an alleged controversial comment he made at an August 27 mass political meeting in Buccament.{{more}}

Graham was reportedly called by the police on Monday 18, and was asked to report to the central police station for a voluntary interview on the matter.

Having refused the police’s request he was arrested on Tuesday 19 by officers of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at the Harmony Hall home of the Green Party leader, Ivan O’Neal.

He then appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sharda Bollers and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Graham was quoted as making a threatening statement against Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

He was released on bail in the sum of $5 000 with one surety, and was ordered to report to the Calliaqua police station every Wednesday between 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m.

The Prime Minister had previously reacted to Graham’s alleged “blood will run” comment saying that it was irresponsible and could amount to a criminal offence.

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