Several online petition to the Barack Obama led Administration in the United States seeking a retrial for Vybz Kartel has been removed.
The petition for the controversial dancehall deejay stated that:
“Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Vybz Kartel did not get the fair trial he deserved. Evidence has been tampered with in his case by the law enforcement of Jamaica. He was found guilty before his trial started. Everyone deserves a fair trial whether they reside in the US or not. United States needs to investigate the corruption in this case.”
The petition was created on March 15, 2014, and had already accumulated hundreds of signatures.
Persons seeking to sign the petitions will now be greeted with this message which reads in part:
The petition you are trying to access has been removed from the site under our Moderation Policy because it is in violation of our Terms of Participation.
While you can’t sign this petition, there may be other petitions on We the People on a similar issue that you’d like to add your name to. Or, you can create your own petition.
The Vybz Kartel was found guilty on Thursday, March 13 by an 11 member jury, in the Supreme Court.
Kartel’s legal team says they will appeal the verdict.
The deejay faces a life sentence.