‘War crime charges will end the chapter of impunity in Liberia’

A Liberian in the United States has indicated that the ongoing investigation by the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) for the indictment of individuals on possible war crime charges will bring an end the chapter of impunity in Liberia.

James Momoh made the statement recently while speaking at a fund raising event in the United States. The event, organized by Liberians in the state of New Jersey is aimed at assisting orphans of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.  Momoh said, while the international community is doing everything possible to bring to justice individuals on war crime charges, the success of the investigation in Liberia will only be successful if Liberians can provide investigators the needed support and not hiding possible evidence that could be a criteria for indictment of individuals to face justice at the international court.

‘It is incomprehensible that people whose actions lead to the death of thousands of Liberians are living freely in the country and even rewarded with lucrative jobs ‘  I  assumed  is a reward for the atrocities committed against the people of Liberia during the Liberian civil war.’ At the event, Momoh informed the attendees of his role working as a reporter in Liberia during the civil.

He said as a reporter he was very fortunate to be part of history by covering several massacres in Liberia which he identified as the senji massacre, in cape mount county, that was allegedly committed by ULIMO-K of Alihaji Kromah, the beheading of civilians in LPC controlled areas, the gruesome killing of Samuel Dokie and his wife, Harbel massacre allegedly carried out by the NPFL, and the duport road massacre. ‘It is time to bring these individuals to justice Momoh indicated.  He said for Liberia to have genuine peace, Liberians must work with the international community to weed out the perpetrators of crime against humanity. 

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