Saturday, November 15, 2008

Name the ranks before we do

The army has taken “appropriate action” against members accused of torturing two soldiers during interrogations, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief-of-Staff Commodore Gary Best said yesterday.

While not divulging what actions were taken against the accused officers, Best told Stabroek News that the army has taken actions against the men, after a Board of Inquiry concluded that while there was no evidence of torture, there were some instances of “roughing up.” Stabroek News has been told that the accused ranks may have lost their ranks as a result of the findings.

Asked if his administration sanctions “roughing up,” Best said no, explaining that this was the reason action was taken against the officers. He said they have since submitted their report to the Defence Board and there is nothing further for them to do in relation to the inquiry. More...

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