Georgetown, Guyana.

January 13, 2022

For immediate release to all media houses.

THE AFC CONDEMNS THE ARREST OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

HON. SHEROD DUNCAN M.P.

The Alliance For Change condemns the political witch hunt and political persecution of vocal critics of the PPP regime and specifically the arrest of AFC member and outspoken Member of Parliament Hon. Sherod Duncan.

Tyranny, authoritarianism, weaponized police force turned against the people and the destruction of a major tenet of democracy (free speech), all of which Hon. Duncan opposes, have now been mobilized against him. The Alliance For Change vehemently condemns the unjust arrest of Hon. Duncan and calls on other civic bodies to do the same.

This installed regime, and anyone holding public office is neither infallible nor above critique, and ought not to attempt to silence those who would speak out against their mismanagement.

The AFC demands the immediate release of Hon. Sherod Duncan M.P and the dropping of all trumped up charges against him. The AFC further calls upon the international diplomatic community to condemn this heinous act of oppression against freedom of speech that must be held sacred in our democracy. [ENDS]