Wehner gets summons alleging he threatened to kill PM, et al

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It’s now official. George Wehner and his lawyer Leon Chaku Symister have been served with a summons to appear in court on August 24, to answer charges of threatening to kill and intimidation.
Symister confirmed receiving the summons in connection with the campaign video by the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) political hopeful for St George, which depicted government officials, including Prime Minister Gaston Browne, as bullseye targets.
In total, Wehner faces 28 charges – two for each of the 14 people who were targeted in the video.
Apart from PM Browne, other Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) alleged targets were Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin and Senator Lennox Weston, among others. The Speaker of the House Sir Gerald Watt QC was also identified in the video which illustrated a military style confrontation
In that video, Wehner’s voice is heard and there’s gunfire.
In early December last year, the police detained Wehner for questioning in connection with the video. He admitted connection to the video but dismissed claims that it provoked terrorism. He was released without charge for that matter, but charged for battery on a police officer in an unrelated incident that had allegedly occurred in September 2016.
It was only in May this year that the charges were filed over the video in the form of a summons.

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