20 February 2013

Liberia: 'Release Our Kinsmen' -Grand Gedeh Youths Tell Pres. Sirleaf

Members of the Zoe Pennue Movement for Development issued a press release in Monrovia on Tuesday, calling on the government of Liberia to give Due process to their fellow kinsmen who are currently in government custody for allegedly participating in the Ivorian crisis.

The movement believes that gone are those days when people were illegally arrested and placed behind bars because of the tribal background and religious affiliation. The movement asserted that the decision of the Sirleaf led Government to keep those peaceful Liberians in jail for about 2 (two)years now, is prejudiced on the basis of an unjustifiable hatred and social discrimination; as "the government is on a serious debt paying mission".

The group is challenging the government to go through an immediate court proceeding, if she is convinced that those in jail are guilty. The group said it is receiving information that their brothers are given unbearable maltreatment while lying behind bars without trail.

The movement further expressed fear that their brothers may die in as soon as they leave jail, as was seen in the case of the late general Charles Julu and Col.Andrew Dorbor when they left their political prison.

The movement further concluded that it will soon be calling an all Grand Gedeans conference in Grand Gedeh County, should the government refuse to adhere to this just call.

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