Muslim leader a no show
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Yasin Abu Bakr, the leader of a failed coup in 1990 that sought to topple the then Trinidad and Tobago government, today failed to appear before a Commission of Enquiry probing the insurrection.
His lawyers told the five-member Commission chaired by prominent Barbadian jurist Sir David Simmons that their client was concerned over pre-publicity ahead of a terrorist charge that is due to begin in the High Court on July 5.
“He (Bakr) is willing to answer all questions and help the Commission,” attorney Navi Maharaj told the Commission, noting the terrorist charge against Bakr relates to a sermon he gave in 2005.
The attorney said that his client had been summoned to appear before a judge on Monday, but the matter had been rescheduled to July 5 when a trial date is expected to be given. (CMC)