Kamla on Sedition: Remove it…and Why not Fizgerald too?

    File photo of UNC Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. (Photo credit: Sunil Lalla/103FM)

    Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar wants the Sedition law to be immediately repealed, saying freedom of speech is one of the greatest freedoms we have as a people.

    She made the call last night during a UNC meeting in Preysal.

    The former PM says it is not that the law is old but it was created by colonial masters to silence people.

    Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s call also comes days after PSA President Watson Duke was charged with Sedition.

    Last night she also questioned what defines sedition, as she compared statements made by Mr. Duke to words allegedly uttered by PNM MP Fitzgerald Hinds.