Dominica Opposition Leader and former prime minister to answer charges of incitement


Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, and former prime minister Edison James, are due to appear in court early next year on a charge of incitement in relation to public disturbances that occurred in the capital, on February 7, last year.

If convicted they could be jailed for 15 years.

Linton, James and another United Workers Party(UWP) member, Dr. Thomson Fontaine, will appear in court on January 22 next year to answer the charge of incitement.

A bench warrant was also issued for Fontaine, an opposition Senator, who has failed to make an appearance at the magistrate’s court for the last two sittings.

But the charge of obstruction of justice against Linton, along with opposition legislator, Joshua Francis and another senior member of the main opposition United Workers Party…

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