Scope and Contents
On July 27th 1990, the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen led by Yasim Abu Bakr staged a coup to overthrow the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The collection consists of legal documentation related to this attempted coup. The documents cover several subjects: merchants' insurance compensation claims; newspaper clippings; affidavits; transcripts of radio and TV broadcasts; notes of evidence, enquiry and charges; record of proceedings in the Privy Council against members of the Jamaat-al Muslimeen. Among other things, the collection gives information on the persons who lost their businesses in the looting and destruction which followed in the wake of the attempted coup.
From the Collection: 7 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English