The East Bank Essequibo woman, Bibi Safoora Salim, who used her Facebook page to issue a death threat against the President had her case dismissed in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan dismissed the case, saying she was not convinced that the woman could be charged under the Racial Hostility Act.
She said the prosecution failed to illustrate how Salim’s Facebook post breached any section of the Act which was used to institute the charges.
The 52-year-old woman was charged back in April and granted bail in the sum of $200,000.
She was charged with two counts of attempting to excite racial hostility or ill will against President David Granger.
The Court was told that she posted messages on Facebook and through social media messaging application, WhatsApp, information that could excite racial hostility and ill will towards the President of Guyana.
Salim, who hails from Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo, was taken into police custody for questioning, following her Facebook post about shooting the President.
The post sparked widespread criticism and debate. She reportedly sent two photos via whatsapp, which shared similar messages.
The charges followed advice from the Director of Public Prosecution and 14 witnesses were reportedly lined up to testify.