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.
Amid the growing call for the establishment of a war crimes court, the United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution to reaffirm strong U.S.-Liberia ties and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, including the establishment of a special war crimes tribunal.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States Congress has passed a resolution to support the full implementation of the recommendations made by Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Liberia, including the establishment of an extraordinary criminal tribunal. Members of the committee unanimously voted in favor of the resolution on Wednesday.
The search for truth and justice must be carried out without jeopardizing the fragile peace we enjoy at this moment.
The United States Congress has received a resolution calling for the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, including the establishment of an extraordinary criminal tribunal for Liberia.