Police general placed on retirement for criticizing the Armed Forces

DominicanToday.com - Police general Juan Tomas Taveras was placed on retirement, "with the benefit of pension" and "for antiquity in service," by Executive Branch decree 501-09.

Taveras had been placed under arrest for 10 days by Police chief Rafael Guzmán, who accused him of attacking the Armed Forces in opinion articles of a political nature published in newspaper Clave Digital.

Yesterday morning Guzman said the sanction against Taveras had been suspended, less than two hours before the latter’s attorneys desisted from challenging the arrest in civil court.

Dominican Watchdog Note: So much for free speech in the Dominican Republic!


3 comment(s) from DominicanToday.com
Written by: FredCDobbs, 16 Jul 2009 10:28 AM
From: Mexico, Sierra Madre still digging
this I can understand ....incarceration is for banana republics .....correct carlito ?
Written by: HateroPardo, 16 Jul 2009 10:36 AM
From: Dominican Republic, America
how come none of the articles lay out what he said exactly? according to these articles he had a regular column in the papers... so what did he criticize this time that drew such a reaction?
Written by: gmiller261, 16 Jul 2009 11:11 AM
From: United States

These clowns are so transparently corrupt and they have the audacity to do this to a person that is pointing out their failures.

Failed state.

LF you are thief and a liar. “Zero Tolerance”.

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