U.S. President, Donald Trump Signals Establishment Of War Crimes Court In Liberia – Report

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Perpetrators of war in Liberia over the years that took the lives of over 500,000 innocent lives may now have themselves to blamed for their action, as report coming from Washington D.C., the world’s superpower, says the President of the United States, Donald Trump has finally given his blessing for the establishment of War Crimes Court in Liberia, despite the reported reluctance on the part of President George Manneh Weah to allow same to take root.

According to report, the United State President took the decision to allow the establishment of War Crimes Court in Liberia following series of discussions between him and his Religious Advisor, Paula White-Cain convinced him on the importance of this court in Liberia, and also bring to book those American soldiers who allegedly committed war crimes against innocent individuals abroad.

It has also been reported that, the former Liberian leader. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may likely be hooked during the prosecution of war criminals when the Court is established, and beginning to shortlist those to be caught in the web during the existence of the its operation.

According to the report, President Trump has allegedly recorded that the former Liberian leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf following his election as President of the United States, the former Liberian leader made a comment on international airwaves, specifically on the BBC in 2016 that perhaps may not have gone down with the current administration of the United States government..

During her interview on BBC, the former Liberian leader  expressed disappointment over the election of President Donald Trump as United States President, this was insinuated that the Liberian leader at that time favored the than opponent of Mr. Trump, Mrs. Hilary Clinton  during the US presidential elections in 2016.

It can be recalled on the 7th of September, 2017, former United States Representative, Daniel Donovan, a Republican lawmaker from New York, introduced Resolution H. Res. 1055 to the House of Representatives, supporting the creation of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia.

Can also be recalled that on the 14th of November, 2018, the United States House on Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed a Resolution on the creation of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia, this Resolution has reportedly been sent to the Senate, and is yet to be approved.

But sources said all indications has hinted that the Senate is poised to approve this Resolution.

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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.