Lis Harper’s role in the victimisation of Varshnie Jagdeo

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When former First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo spoke out in 2009 about what she called hi-tech domestic violence, she spoke of her fears and insecurities living in a country where her oppressor had his hand in every facet of the day to day functioning of the country. This put Varshnie in a precarious position that she could not escape.

That was 6 years ago. Yesterday, I came across a blog entry from Blogger Mark Jacobs titled Jagdeo’s abused former “wife” attended PPP Kitty Rally #guyana. Jacobs recalled an account from the former First Lady where she documented, in great detail, her decade-long experience.

I reblogged that piece with a small note saying: “This is the story of how Guyana’s former First Lady endured countless acts of domestic violence and state victimisation while living with a shameless beast who was elected to serve and protect the people of Guyana…

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