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Mar 21, 2018

No Anke Doehm, But San Pedrana Says Don’t Forget Faye Lin Cannon

There were reports that Anke Doehm, accused of child cruelty in the death of thirteen-year-old adopted daughter Faye Lin Cannon, was to return to court this morning for a preliminary inquiry to find out if she would answer to the charge in the Supreme Court. Her name was not on the court calendar and neither she nor attorney Senior Counsel Ellis Arnold showed up. But that did not stop a single female protestor, a University of Belize student originally from San Pedro Town, from standing in the Battlefield Park, imploring Belizeans not to forget Faye Lin’s tragic fate. We spoke to her about it.

 

Megan Longsworth

Megan Longsworth, Protestor

“Our young people just have to not forget about these things; life does matter. If it happened to me, I would want people to care, to remember. If this happened to any one of you I’d probably [protest] too; I don’t have to know you. It has to start with our young people and if I stand alone, I stand alone. That’s okay; I don’t mind.  We all have to show love and compassion. None of these issues across Belize have affected me in any way and my family, but I think we have to stand up and remember that these cases are open, these people existed, and until they are settled, I feel like we can [say] that we got some justice.”

 

Faye Lin Cannon

Reporter

“So you never ever saw the girls outside of their parents’ business place?”

 

Megan Longsworth

“Yes, I did. I knew them from around the island; I was somewhat friends with the eldest child; we knew these things were happening. But it’s not only about this case; it’s about everything else that is happening. What is the difference between Faye Lin and me, or Faye Lin and you? We have to want justice; we want things to be settled, and we can’t walk away and forget that these things are happening. And I think that’s the case in Belize; it goes to court and we forget. We don’t pay attention to it. And if it were your child you would want people to remember, to make sure that the case is settled.”

 

No preliminary inquiry date has been set.


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1 Response for “No Anke Doehm, But San Pedrana Says Don’t Forget Faye Lin Cannon”

  1. Alex Lo says:

    I agree with this young lady 100%. Let’s not let this be swept under the rug.

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