Dismissed: Case against woman charged with racial hostility towards Granger on Facebook

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016, 13:35 by Denis Chabrol

The case against a woman, who was charged with racial hostility and ill-will to President David Granger on Facebook, was Thursday dismissed by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan.

The case against Bibi Safoora Salim of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo was thrown out after her lawyer convinced the court that the charge was void because the particulars of the charge did not state how her posting on Facebook violated the Racial Hostility Act.

While her posts on Facebook and WhatsApp were hostile, there were no details in the charge as it related to racial hostility towards the Guyanese leader.

She had been initially placed on GYD$200,000 bail when the case was first called in April, 2016.

Police had said that Salim had committed the offence on Facebook between March 1 and 31, 2016 and during that same period she had attempted to excite hostility and ill will to Granger by making a derogatory remark by sending to her son Mohamed Salim by cellular phone a picture with racial comments.