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Trinidad: Al-Rawi-Sedition review can’t be simplistic

ANY review of sedition laws must take into account any given country’s unique constellation of laws, AG Al-Rawi told Newsday on Tuesday. “This isn’t for an unsophisticated mind. You have to do your homework.”

He said he had not seen a letter to the Prime Minister by the International Centre for Trade Union Rights calling for a review of the Sedition Act following the arrest of THA minority leader Watson Duke.

Al-Rawi said the Government has done a comparative study of the sedition laws of a host of Commonwealth countries including those in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia plus the UK and TT.

He said that in reviewing sedition laws, three related issues must also be considered.

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