69 year old, Political Activist, Ishmael Samad, has been granted $20,000.00 bail after he appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged for breaching Representation of the People Act.
Samad was arrested on Monday after he staged a one man protest outside a polling station at the Boissiere RC School. He allegedly told persons entering the polling station about various allegations attributed to Jack Warner’s time at regional fooball body, CONCACAF.
According to Section 91.1 of the Representation of the People Act Chapter 2:01, it is an offence for any one during the hours that the poll is open to seek to influence any elector to vote or to refrain from voting for any candidate or political party or to ascertain for whom any elector intends to vote or has voted.
Any person who contravenes this is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $7,500 or three months in jail.
Samad will next appear in court on January 15, 2014.