UDP Criticizes Government’s Criminal Code Amendment, Cites Infringement on Freedom of Speech

UDP Criticizes Government’s Criminal Code Amendment, Cites Infringement on Freedom of Speech

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has joined in on the concerns over the criminal code amendment.  In a release issued today, the party opines that the government is being led by its insecurity and immaturity to infringe on the rights to freedom of speech.  The opposition notes that, ‘with citizen security at an all-time low, Belizeans more than ever have a right and need to be aware of crime trends and modus operandi. While the almost daily footage of robberies and shootings upset the administration because they discredit Kareem Musa’s lies and cooked crime stats, they also heighten the awareness of citizens which is key to their own personal safety. Criminalizing such publications serves only to satisfy a failed government’s desire to pretend bullets are not flying and businesses are not being robbed on a daily basis all across the country.’ End of quote.  The release goes on to indicate that the current administration has a fundamental problem with freedom of expression and speech.

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