Publisher Threatens US$5M Lawsuit Against Liberian Government For Damages, For Illegal Closure Of Paper

Mr. Philipbert Browne, Publisher of the independent National Chronicle Newspaper which was shut down last year August by dozens of heavenly armed Police Support Unit (PSU) upon order of the Liberian Government has threatened a US$5 Million lawsuit against the government for illegal closure of his paper.

Yesterday, Friday, August 7, 2015 the Supreme Count of Liberia ordered the Liberian Government to reopen the National Chronicle newspaper ‘without delay’, saying the government has no legal  reason that warrant the closure of the paper.

Speaking to this outlet, Mr. Browne said he will pursuit his case against the Liberian Government, saying my paper was illegally shut down by the Liberian government, putting out of jobs dozens of Liberians whose livelihood were being cared for by my entity, the National Chronicle.

There has been no reaction from the Liberian Government through its chief spokesman, the Minister of Information, Lewis G. Brown on the mandate of the Supreme Court of Liberia ordering the executive branch of the Liberian Government to reopen the National Chronicle Newspaper.

Effort by the GNN to get the  position of Liberian Government through the Minister of Information, Lewis Brown proved unsuccessful, as his mobile phone rang endlessly without answering.

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