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.
The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has issued a harsh statement, rebuking public officials for making comments that it says impedes progress in Liberia.
The Liberian Studies Association, a non-profit scholarly organization that comprises of researchers in disciplines relevant to Liberia, has re-elected Danielle Tanaa Smith as its president.
Mechen Barchue is one of the thousands of Liberian women who suffered shocking violence during the wars. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, nearly 26,000 or 28 percent reported violations were against women and girls.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report recorded 30 massacres in River Cess, making it the county with the second highest number of mass killings during the wars. Only Lofa saw more. But people here in River Cess say there were many more massacres that the TRC did not cover.
It has been barely 25 years since the Kpolokpalah Massacre that saw the gruesome murder of more than 300 people by fighters from the Liberian Peace Council under the leadership of George Boley.
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.
Nimba’s eighth district representative, Larry Younquoi has called on a senator of the county, Prince Johnson to desist from making threatening statements against individuals supporting the calls for the establishment for a war crimes court in Liberia.