Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Guyana
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Guyana, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56758c.html [accessed 1 December 2015]|
Just before midnight on August 8, at least 12 gunmen stormed the Kaieteur News printing plant in an industrial area on the outskirts of the capital, Georgetown, the newspaper's owner, Glen Lall, told CPJ. The assailants ordered a security guard to open the gates and then shot him. They then forced five printing plant employees onto the floor and shot them in the backs of their heads, according to Lall. The five employees died, and the security guard was seriously injured. Georgetown Police Commissioner Henry Green told CPJ that three gang members were arrested in the attack. Green said gang members had been looking for weapons in a murderous rampage that resulted in five other deaths that night.