LIBERIA: Supreme Court Postpones Broh Conference, Maintains Stay Order

The Supreme of CourtMonday postponed a conference into a petition for prohibition filed by human rights lawyer Dempster Brown against the Presidential Taskforce constituted to clean and beautify Monrovia.

Associate Justice- in-Chamber Kabineh Ja’neh attributed the postponement to the introduction of an amended petition to which state lawyers representing the legal interest of Taskforce head Mary Broh have protested.

The hearing has been postponed to Wednesday, December 9, with the stay order imposed on December 1 against the Taskforce still in place.

In their argument, Solicitor General Gertrude Blamo and Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh refused to respond to a petition that has not been served the state.

They maintained the state’s preparedness to hear a previous petition that led to the stay order on the activities of the taskforce, rather than respond to an amended version that is yet to be served or brought to their attention.

In counter argument, the Center for the Protection of Human Rights of Cllr. Brown and Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe of the Gongloe and Associates prayed the high court to maintain the stay order and serve the amended petition for a hearing at the discretion of the court.

Prior to the postponement, Madam Broh paraded the UN Drive with supporters

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