President George Weah has taken a defensive stand against critics of his speech delivered at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
President George Weah has requested the support of the United Nations to implement recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the establishment of a special tribunal to try individuals accused of committing war and economic crimes during the country’s 14 years of civil war.
A lead campaigner for justice for war victims in Liberia, Hassan Bility, has commended President George Weah for seeking legislative guidance in the implementation of recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the establishment of a war and economic crimes court.
Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh was impeached by the House of Representatives in August 2018. He was convicted and removed from office by the Senate on March 29, 2019. He faced four counts in the bill of impeachment; however, he was found guilty on one count: the Road Fund.
U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder has issued a strong statement against the holding of a planned protest during the week of the July 26 Independence Day celebrations.
Amos T. Boe, a 49-year-old photographer, still wears the wounds from the day in August 1994 when he lost three of his family members and almost lost his own head.
Liberian citizens residing in the U.S. gathered on Friday before the Liberian embassy in Washington D.C. to present a petition to the ambassador accredited to the U.S., George Pattern. The gathering was held simultaneously as the mass protest in Monrovia.
The Catholic Bishop Conference, which comprises bishops of the Catholic Church, has called on the government to lead the process of a national dialogue for the possible establishment of a war and economic crimes court and full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations.