Freddie Kissoon must be given protection
It has been reported that Freddie Kissoon was assaulted by a man who threw blows at him some time around midnight on Tuesday. Kissoon was said to be attempting to board his vehicle after he had participated in a vigil on High Street.
I deem this recent violence as part of a general plan to target Mr. Kissoon, a man who has been a regular critic of the PPP/C government and the opposition. This situation I find very troubling. Not so long ago Kissoon had feces thrown in his face while he was sitting in his car. A few days ago he related in the press how he and his family are being victimized by the PPP/C government. When I read of the recent attack on his person I am left to ask what next?
I call on all right-thinking Guyanese to condemn this violent and targeted attack on Freddie Kissoon and urge us to be valiant. I call on the Guyana Police Force to act swiftly and rein in those who have made Freddie their ultimate target.
May be the time is right for Freddie to be given personal protection by the Police. We cannot take for granted that Ronald Waddell, once regular critic of the PPP/C government, was slain in front of his house when unknown gunmen unleashed a hail of bullets on him. We cannot forget that George Bacchus, self-confessed death squad informant, was killed in his bed mere days before he was scheduled to testify to the Disciplined Services Commission. We cannot forget that David ‘Biscuit’ Leander and Paul ‘Kerzorkee’ Thomas were killed before they were allowed to give evidence in court, regarding the death squad operation. These facts must never escape our minds.
I plead for Freddie Kissoon’s protection. Failing to do this, Guyanese are likely to find the PPP/C government a reasonable suspect responsible for perpetuating these terror acts against him.