Some AFL Soldiers May Be Charged For Mutiny By Disrupting Amid Celebration Of Armed Forces Day
As Liberians and foreign dignitaries as usual were preparing to celebrate with the officers and members the 67th Armed Forces Day today, Monday February 12, 2024, instead of February 11, 2024 on Sunday, dozens of AFL soldiers’ wives took to the street to block major entries of Monrovia in demand for the replacement of the newly confirmed National Defense Minister by the Liberian Senate, Retired General Prince C. Johnson, III, sources closed to the GNN has hinted that many of those soldiers who allegedly encourage wives to protest may likely be charged for Mutiny.
According to GNN research, munity is an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers, accordingly also anyone who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.
In this case, the action of these individuals to publicly disrupt the peace of this people during their daylong action despite the intervention allegedly by some dignitaries from the international community including the United Nations, ECOWAS and others which was adhered to warrant such action from the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
The UCMJ authorizes nine types of punishment for offenses: punitive discharge, confinement, hard labor without confinement, restriction, reduction in grade, fine, forfeitures, reprimands, and death.
Detail will follow in our subsequent posting