President Obama Replies CJL On Those Who Perpetrated War Crimes In Liberia

coalition-for-justice-in-liberiaFollowing a communication from the Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL) based in the U.S. to President Barack Obama, a copy of which is in the possession of the GNN-Liberia, calling on him to add his voice to the plight of the Liberian people on the issue of the establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia, the US President has replied the CJL.

In the communication to the US President, CJL urged the world’s superpower to add its voice to the plight of the Liberian people whose lives have been entrenched by war crimes perpetrators and have further vowed to room the corridor for political powers.

CJL further noted in its communication to President Obama that those who have usurped any forward movement on war crimes court to bright to justice those who over the years brought suffering to the Liberian people, making specific reference of the country’s warlords who have dominated the house of the Liberian senate.

In his communication to the group, President Obama said, “We know from our own history that intolerance breeds injustice, whether it is based on race or religion, gender and sexual orientation. We understand we are stronger when all our people are granted opportunity, and our wives, our daughters have the same opportunities as our husbands and our sons”.

President Obama also said “I heard from many Americans concerned about human rights issues and appreciate your perspective. Our commitment to expanding opportunity cannot stop at our shores. Standing up for peace and justice means extending a hand to those who reach for freedom around the world,” the US President in his letter to the CJL officials noted.

He said “No Country can claim immunity from human rights abuses or from the responsibility to confront them. By embracing that responsibility, we will help to prevent mass atrocities, replace tyranny with good governance and enlist free nations in common cause,” President Obama told the Liberian group in his letter.

Read full text of the CJL’s communication to the United States President: cal1cal2

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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.