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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, December 6, 2013
Annette McKenzie will
rule on January 21
whether television per-
sonality Ian Alleyne is
guilty of resisting a
police officer in the exe-
cution of his duties.
Alleyne and the State
presented their closing
Alleyne s no-case sub-
mission which his lawyer
Israel Khan, SC, raised in
In her oral ruling,
McKenzie said from her
analysis of the law on no-
case submissions, Alleyne
had a case to answer for
resisting ASP Ajith Persad
on April 19 last year.
McKenzie then offered
Alleyne the opportunity
to testify or call wit-
nessess in his defence but
Khan told the court his
client did not wish to
exercise either option and
instead wanted to rely on
the legal issues raised in
his no-case submission.
In their closing sub-
missions Khan and assis-
tant Director of Public
Former South African president Nelson Mandela
died yesterday after succumbing to complications
from a lung infection.
Following are some of his more famous quotes on
events in his lifetime:
"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this
struggle of the African people. I have fought against white
domination, and I have fought against black domination. I
have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society
in which all persons live together in harmony and with
equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for
and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I
am prepared to die." --- statement to the court during the
Rivonia trial, April, 20, 1964.
"I do not, however, deny that I planned sabotage. I did
not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have
any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and
sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen
after many years of tyranny, exploitation, and oppression
of my people by whites." --- statement to the court during
the Rivonia trial, April, 20, 1964.
"I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a
humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and
heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here
today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in
your hands." --- addressing a crowd after his release from
prison on Feb. 11, 1990.
"Let it never be said by future generations that
indifference, cynicism or selfishness made us fail to live up
to the ideals of humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize
encapsulates." --- on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Dec.
"The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The
moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.
The time to build is upon us ... We enter into a covenant
that we shall build a society in which all South Africans,
both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any
fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to
human dignity---a rainbow nation at peace with itself and
the world." --- at inauguration.
"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried
not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I
have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." ---
from his autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom."
"This is a war. It has killed more people than has been
the case in all previous wars and in all previous natural
disasters...We must not continue to be debating, to be
arguing, when people are dying." --- Mandela on AIDS.
will live forever
George Busby both raised
issues highlighted during
hearings of the no-case
submission in October.
On October 7, Khan
claimed Alleyne s arrest
in April last year was ille-
gal as the police did not
have reasonable cause to
suspect he had commit-
ted an offence.
Yesterday Khan said
the arrest should also be
deemed illegal because
Persad did not tell Alleyne
the reasons for his arrest
before trying to detain
him. He also said the
offence Alleyne was being
arrested for was an
McKenzie ruled that
police were required to
tell suspects why they
were being arrested but
said: "The law does not
require police to tell them
the grounds of the arrest."
Khan told McKenzie
the test she would have
to apply in deciding his
client s guilt was higher
than the one used in
determining the no-case
"You have to be satis-
fied beyond a reasonable
doubt that Alleyne is
guilty of the offence,"
He said she would also
have to determine if the
State s evidence against
Alleyne was "cogent,
compelling and convinc-
In response, Busby
submitted that all Persad
needed to arrest Alleyne
was a "reasonable suspi-
cion" that he was guilty
of committing an offence.
"Because a suspicion
is eventually shown to be
incorrect, that is not
Alleyne s case was
scheduled to be heard
yesterday morning but
Alleyne was not in court
and McKenzie stood the
matter down to 2.30 pm
so his attorneys could
When the case was
recalled, with Alleyne
present, his lawyer Larry
Lalla said Alleyne was ill
and had been heavily
sedated the night before,
causing him to miss the
Ruling on Alleyne's
charge January 21
Alleyne is charged with resisting ASP Ajith Persad in
the execution of his duties.
The charge stems from Alleyne's arrest at television
station CCN TV6's building at Independence Square,
Port-of-Spain, on April 19, 2012.
He was suspected of committing offences under the
Sexual Offences Act by airing a video that identified an
underage rape victim.
Alleyne was eventually charged three times under
Section 32 (2), which makes it an offence to reveal the
identity of a rape victim during a broadcast. He pleaded
guilty and was fined $30,000. He maintained his
innocence on the resisting arrest charge.
Stephen Cadiz dances
with Denyse Plummer
during the annual
for religious heads,
members of the
diplomatic corps and
heads of government
departments at the
Diplomatic Centre in
St Ann's yesterday.
PHOTO: BRIAN NG FATT
MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?
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