Six of nine charges against Washington Bramble withdrawn

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OBSERVER-Six of the charges levied against transgender social media personality, Washington Bramble, for statements made online have been withdrawn. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATS APP GROUP

In May, Bramble was slapped with nine charges which fall under the Electronic Crimes Act.

It is said that Bramble uploaded a video and made posts on Facebook referring to Chief Health Inspector Sharon Martin on February 8 and 9 this year.

Bramble allegedly created the first post after health inspectors visited her home in response to a neighbour’s report to the Central Board of Health that Bramble had thrown faeces onto their property.

The next day the accused reportedly posted another message directed at the Chief Health Inspector.

Bramble was taken into custody on March 24 and a search warrant was executed at her home and her electronic devices seized.

After investigating the matter, police charged the 41-year-old Hatton resident with nine charges which included intentionally and without lawful excuse or justification sending electronic messages through video for the purpose of insulting and causing hatred and causing enmity through electronic messages on Facebook on two separate days.

Bramble, who is currently on bail, made her second appearance in the St John’s Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was told that the Director of Public Prosecutions had instructed the police prosecution to drop all of the charges except those relating to insults made.

After doing so, the prosecution informed the court that the file is ready to be served on the defence and that they will be ready to proceed on a subsequent date.

The case was therefore adjourned until September 29.

It is still, however, unclear whether the prosecution will be dealing with the case summarily, meaning in the Magistrate’s Court.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll repeat it again
    Good folks that electronic crimes act is clearly to keep political critics in check 🔗.
    ” Drop all charges except the insult ones”
    Seriously folks are you reading what I’m reading..
    Of course there’s electronic crimes but this is clearly a poorly written law designed to suppress freedom of speech and hardened critique of Government and institution

    Today is Bramble tomorrow is the next person.

  2. @Siboney: Am saying! Like just stop already! There are others out there doing far worst than he is and it goes unnoticed. Someone is definitely out for him.

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