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Jamaica: Activists to George Wright: ‘Resign with immediate effect’

The due process argument appears to be wearing thin in the George Wright saga as four advocacy groups – The Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal, National Integrity Action, Jamaicans for Justice and Stand Up For Jamaica have joined the call for the resignation of the Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland with immediate effect.

The four have made the call based on several factors, including actions taken so far by the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of which Wright is a member, circumstantial evidence and statements from the police.

“For the last two weeks, Jamaicans at home and abroad have had to confront in their own minds the question of whether Wright was guilty of a violent and barbaric physical attack on a woman. Many have framed the argument solely around the CCTV footage of the altercation, which rendered both parties unidentifiable. Others have either incorporated or ignored pertinent circumstantial facts to justify their conclusion,” the groups said in a joint statement.

“This call, however, is being made on the strength of official statements made by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the JLP,” said the joint statement.

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