Western Countries Are Still Determine To Arrest Liberian War Criminals

A woman grieves in front of bodies of victims of rocket attack at the front entrance of U.S. Embassy in Monrovia. Civilians desplayed bodies to urge U.S. to send peace keeping troops to intervene in the long lasting civil war.
A woman grieves in front of bodies of victims of rocket attack at the front entrance of U.S. Embassy in Monrovia. Civilians desplayed bodies to urge U.S. to send peace keeping troops to intervene in the long lasting civil war.

Report gathered by this news outlet has unearthed some sensitive documents from overseas on how some former Liberian war lords and those who actively took part in the 14 years Liberian civil war which led to the death of thousands of innocent people are reportedly been tailed by international investigators and prosecutors for their role in the Country’s brutal civil war.

Sources from the United States and Europe hinted this online news outlet that some of those who are expected to be arrested include those who names were initially listed in the United Nations war crime report and are now active in the Liberian political playing field are been monitored on a daily basis.

“Despite the relax placed on the lifting of travel ban on some of these war criminals, details are still coming in that these guys need to be brought to justice. We are still pressing hard for the establishment of a War Crime Court in Liberia, while at the same time monitoring those we already know,” one of our sources speaking further noted.

“Some of our friendly nations have been alerted on this issue. This move when achieved will send out signal to others who believed that the culture of impunity should always be their hallmark in Africa,” Our source additionally told our staff via mobile phone from the United States.

Liberians over the years have been calling for the establishment of the War Crime Court in order to bring to justice those who actively took part in the destruction of lives and properties, and are now with happily living with impunity, and also plundering in the wealth of the country at the detriment of the ordinary people.

A survey conducted by our staff over the weekend in various communities of Monrovia and its environs, noticed that Liberians who spoke on this latest development craved for the intervention of the international community for the rapid establishment of the War Crime Court in Liberia, noting that if this is done it will help to discourage those who believe that killing innocent people for wealth must always take center stage in the Liberian society.

But for others to the contrary, said the establishment of a War Crime Court in Liberia to prosecute those who actively took part in the Liberian civil war will bring about what they called “Digging out Old Wounds”. Stressing, that the issue of reconciliation must always be the focus of all Liberians, adding, “Bringing about war crime court will not help us,” a lady who preferred not to be named observed.

Recently one of Liberia’s notorious rebel commanders, Jungle Jabbah was arrested in the state of Philadelphia after his movement in that country was been monitored by security agents for nearly ten years.

For most diaspora   Liberians who spoke to our staff in the U.S. supports the establishment of a War Crime Court in Liberia, noting that if this court is established without hindrance on the part of the Liberian Government, it will help to strengthen the Country’s justice system.

 “Our Country’s justice system is awful, I am sorry for our people back home who on their daily basis go through these difficult times, the mismanagement of the country’s resources, and the abuse of the rule of law,” Annie Tucker, a Liberian residing in the U.S. state of Maryland in a chat with our staff said recently.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.