The case against well-known conservationist and political activist, Artherton “Athie” Martin, for incitement, has been thrown out by a Roseau magistrate for lack of submission of evidence by the prosecution.
Martin, who is also a talk show host, was charged on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, with incitement to block a public road in Roseau.
According to the charge sheet, he made the statements at an “unlawful” protest in Roseau in which he asked members of the public to block the road.
The event in question was a demonstration organized by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) in Roseau on Saturday, December the 15th, as part of the group’s campaign for free and fair elections in Dominica.
Some protesters insist that Martin’s call for a roadblock followed previous requests which they had made to the police to divert traffic from the area in which they were located and which was posing a threat to their safety.
Cara Shillingford served as lead counsel along with Julian Prevost, Gildon Richards, Joshua Francis, David Bruney and Ronald Charles on Martin’s defense team.