Nation case returns to court
It’s back to the law courts for three senior employees of the Nation newspaper.
Eleven days after publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens, Editor-in-Chief Roy Morris and Senior journalist Sanka Price were cleared by a local Magistrate’s court of charges stemming from the newspaper’s publication of an indecent photograph of minors; an appeal has been filed against ruling.
The latest move by Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith comes against the backdrop of the July 2 decision by the then acting Magistrate Alliston Seale.
Seale had dismissed the matter stating that the charge should have been brought against the Nation Publishing Company and not the three company representatives.
The photograph published in the Saturday Sun on October 26, 2013, involved two students who had been caught in a video engaging in sex in a classroom.
It was deemed a breach of the provisions of the Protection of Children Act.