promote former warlord Prince Johnson

Prince Johnson, the previous warlord in Liberia and who turned senator in 2006, was appointed chairman of the Senate Protection Committee on Tuesday, Could 18. A gathering that prompted US diplomacy to react the following day, whereas the talk on the institution of a particular court docket to evaluate the crimes dedicated in the course of the civil struggle is frequently reactivated.

In an announcement with sturdy circumstances, the US Embassy in Liberia condemns this appointment of Prince Johnson which “casts doubt on the seriousness of the Senate and its capability to cope with protection and safety points.” The assertion recollects that the intense human rights violations dedicated by Prince Johnson in the course of the Civil Struggle are effectively documented. In addition they condemn his continued efforts to not be held accountable, as effectively as to complement himself and so division.

Prince Johnson, elected senator in 2006, now 68, is one in all the figures in Liberia’s first struggle. He’s greatest identified for a video through which he’s seen behind a desk, beer cans positioned in entrance of him when his males torture President Samuel Doe to demise in 1990.

The US authorities is pleased with its long-term partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Protection, however warns: there will be no relationship with Prince Johnson. Whereas a couple of struggle crimes involving Liberia have been heard overseas, no court docket has been arrange within the nation to attempt crimes dedicated in the course of the two civil wars.


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