Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017. 4:07 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The community activist group, Belize Leaders for Social Justice (BLSJ), is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Albert Cattouse.
The BLSJ issued a statement today, condemning Cattouse’s murder, noting that he was a defender of human rights. The group also noted that Cattouse recently showed his love and support for his country and his people by participating in the “lower the gas price” protest that happened just a week ago.
“The activism community and human rights defenders are concerned that this murder can be related to Mr. Cattouse’s outspoken condemnation for acts of corruption and the injustices levied on our citizens by the government of Belize,” the group said.
Cattouse, a 72-year-old taxi man from Lord’s Bank, was shot dead last night shortly after 7:00 pm on Hiccatee Street. Reports are that the gunman shot Cattouse in the back of the head and then fled on foot towards West Collet Canal.
A member of his taxi cooperative on Albert Street said that Cattouse was last seen alive only minutes before he was found dead.
Cattouse was a senior member of the activist group Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA).
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