Pressure Mounts on Minister Wilfred Abrahams to Resign
I emailed Minister Abrahams the following, I am hoping that he receives many hundreds:
Minister Wilfred Abrahams,
You have failed to protect the vulnerable girls at GIS by removing all the staff who are implicated in the systematic torture of children by routinely incarcerating them naked in a bare concrete cell for days and weeks on end.
This treatment was contrary to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. It was also in breach of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
I understand that you have ordered that such torture not be repeated, but you have left the torturers in charge of the institution and you have left vulnerable girls in their charge. Furthermore, you have publicly stated that you have confidence in the staff who inflicted these inhuman and degrading assaults on vulnerable children.
Your catastrophic error of judgement has made me deeply ashamed of my Government.
You have left me no choice but to insist on your immediate resignation from your position as Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs.