Activist arrested after allegedly inciting violence against President, gov’t officials

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See below full statement from the Guyana Police Force (GPF): 

The Guyana Police Force wishes to notify the public that at about 11:00 hrs today, ranks from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) contacted Kadackie Amsterdam at his recording studio at Annandale, East Coast Demerara, where he was told of the undermentioned allegations and arrested.

Amsterdam was arrested in relation to three cybercrime offences, including:
** Using a computer system to transmit words spoken by a video that encourages or incites any person to commit the offence of Murder against the President and members of the Government, contrary to Section 18(1)(c) of the Cybercrime Act No 16 of 2018.

** Using a computer system to disseminate information knowing same to be false, contrary to Section 19(3) (a) of the Cybercrime Act No 16 of 2018.

The offences were also allegedly committed against a businessman and others.

According to the Cyber Crime Act N0 16 of 2018, if convicted on Indictment for the first offence, a person is liable to imprisonment of five years.

If convicted summarily on the second offence, a person is liable to a fine of $5M and imprisonment of three years, and if convicted on Indictment, a person is liable to a fine of $10M and imprisonment of five years.

These matters are being treated very seriously.

Investigations are ongoing.

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