Those who try to justify Lusignan killing are as heartless as criminals
- Agriculture Minister tells Lusignan mourners
Georgetown, GINA, January 30, 2008.
Attempts by some individuals and groups to justify the killing of 11 Lusignan residents including five children on January 26, have received strong public condemnation by many, including Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud.
During his remarks at an inter-faith ‘Wake’ held last evening at the homes of the slain residents, Minister Persaud made reference to “unambiguous statements by some individuals including the Mayor of Georgetown, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) and well known anti-Government commentators who seemingly attempt to rationalise the massacre, rather than unambiguously expressing sympathy and condemnation of the killings.”
“When you try to justify what took place at these homes, you can be considered as heartless as the criminals who committed the massacre. This type of behaviour questions your care for life and humanity,” the Minister added.