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Army captain, 2 others held for treason in Guyana

Army captain, 2 others held for treason in Guyana

An Army major and two other people in Guyana have been charged with treason after police accused them of taking part in a July 2009 arson attack on a government building in the South American country.
A judge on Tuesday ordered the three suspects held at least until another hearing on Jan. 7. There is no bail in Guyana for treason. They did not enter pleas but a defense lawyer told the court there isn't enough evidence to support the charges.
Maj. Bruce Munroe, his wife Carol-Ann and Leonard Wharton have been in custody since Dec. 24.
Police spokesman Seelall Persaud declined to discuss what role the three allegedly had in the fire that destroyed the Health Ministry building.


Updated : 2021-04-15 14:05 GMT+08:00