Lawyers representing the Government of Liberia in the ongoing human trafficking case have asked the eleventh judicial circuit court to bar journalists and the public from the trial proceedings.
Amid the defense teamâ€™s request to reduce the police presence, Judge William Sando has suspended proceedings in the human trafficking case involving 14 Liberian girls due to an incomplete jury.
The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court has denied a motion from defense lawyers representing defendant Abbas El Debes to have him transferred from the Tubmanburg prison to the Monrovia Central Prison to undergo medical treatment.
The hearing for the alleged human trafficking and gang rape case involving fourteen Liberian girls and Lebanese businessman Abbas El Debes has been postponed for the second time.
A man believed to be in his 20s was caught early Monday morning stuck between the window bars of the budget office at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy.
The Ministry of Gender recently coordinated a trip with several journalists and the Ministry of Justice to the safe house containing the 14 Liberian women who were allegedly trafficked to Lebanon and used as sex slaves.
The Liberia National Police, LNP recently charged and sent to court for prosecution the publisher of the Women Voices Newspaper, Helen Nah, and her accomplice Joshua Osadagbonyi, an information technology technician at the United Bank of Africa, on charges of theft of property, aiding consummation of crime, criminal facilitation, money laundering and forgery.
As Liberia returns to normalcy after the devastating effects of the Ebola outbreak, other areas of societal dysfunction have started to resurface. International groups such as the United Nations have expressed alarm at the resurgence of rapes after the Ebola outbreak.