Political activist, talk show host charged in connection with call to assassinate Guyana’s president

An executive member of the political party, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Kidackie Amsterdam was Thursday charged under the Cyber Crime Act with using a computer system to encourage or incite persons to commit a criminal offence against the President of Guyana.

Amsterdam, 46, from East Coast Demerara who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was granted GY$200,000 bail and ordered to return to court on June 10 for statements. 

The police report that Amsterdam was charged with the offence of using a computer system to incite persons to commit a criminal offence against the President of Guyana.

The charge was read to him and he pleaded not guilty. 

The matter was then adjourned to June 10, for statements and transferred to Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

In a video released by the police, Amsterdam was seen engaging a male caller on his show who said President Ali, Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh should be beheaded.

He was arrested on Tuesday.

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