INDECOM to Guard Against Human Rights Abuses in ZOSO


The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, is assuring Jamaicans that it will monitor the zones of special operations to guard against human rights abuses.

INDECOM Commissioner, Terrence Williams, says he expects the security forces to promptly report incidents of abuse, to the oversight body.

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He’s urging the members of the security forces to exercise their duties in a just manner.

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INDECOM is expected to monitor the zones of special operations and investigate possible extra judicial killings committed by the security forces.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has insisted that the anti-crime measure will not threaten human rights.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.