Trinidad and Tobago: The killing of Anton Cooper: "What I saw was murder".

Trinidad and Tobago: The killing of Anton Cooper: "What I saw was murder".

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Index Number: AMR 49/003/2002
Date Published: 24 June 2002
Categories: Americas, Trinidad & Tobago

On 25 June 2001, Anton Cooper, 27, was taken into custody at the Golden Grove Remand Centre in Arouca, and less than 24 hours later was found dead in his cell. The available evidence points to Anton Cooper being beaten to death by prison guards.This paper examines the circumstances surrounding the death of Anton Cooper and makes recommendations to the authorities of Trinidad and Tobago concerning the investigation into this tragic incident.


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