As calls for the establishment of war and economic crimes court in Liberia intensify, victims and survivors of the infamous Samay Massacre have joined, demanding the prosecution of those who carried out the massacre here in 1994 that killed 28 people and destroyed 22 houses.
Activists gathered on Monday, November 12 under the banner of the Campaigners and Victims for Justice to stage a peaceful protest calling for the establishment of a war crimes court in the country.
Former Defense Minister Thomas Woewiyu began trial on Monday in Philadelphia on multiple charges of immigration fraud, perjury and false statements about his naturalization.
Amid growing pressure for the government to establish a war crimes court to prosecute atrocities committed during the country’s 14-year civil war, citizens of Tuzon, the hometown of slain President Samuel Kanyan Doe in Grand Gedeh, have condemned the calls.
Every country has a time in its history that marks a significant turning point that ushers in liberation or mass chaos. For Liberia, April 6 is one such day.
The United States District Court of Massachusetts in Boston has issued a writ of summons for former president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and others to face accusations for their alleged roles played in the Liberian civil war.
A Liberian in the U.S. has filed a lawsuit against those who he alleges are the main perpetrators and sponsors of atrocities committed against civilians, including violence, torture, and rape, during the country’s bloody civil war.
The National Museum of Liberia, which was neglected during Liberia’s protracted civil crisis and saw many of its items stolen, has come alive again.