Two opposition legislators in Guyana have had their United States visas revoked.
CMC quoted the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) as saying in a statement that Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall recently received information from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown informing them that their “non-immigrant visas have been revoked”.
The opposition party said that the two legislators have since asked the American embassy to provide the information that led to the revocation of their non-immigrant visas.
“They have instructed their attorneys-at-law to write to the Consular Section of the said embassy requesting the new information which it has received,” the PPP said, adding it would pursue that matter as far as is possible.
The PPP said similar letters were received by the other people who, like the two legislators, are facing fraud related charges in relation to Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).
The party said the visas were revoked before the court determined whether they men are innocent or guilty.
“All the persons charged have pleaded not guilty to those charged and therefore, are presumed innocent until proven guilty.”