8 November 2013

Liberia: Rodney Sieh Taken Back to Jail After 30-Day Compassionate Leave Under House Arrest

Photo: FrontPage Africa
Rodney Sieh accompanied by Press Union of Liberia President Peter Quoiquoi and Legal Adviser Pearl Bull.

The Publisher and Managing Editor of FrontPageAfrica newspaper, Rodney Sieh, was Friday, November 8, 2013 taken back to prison following the expiration of a 30-day compassionate leave under house arrest.

Mr. Sieh was granted the leave by the Ministry of Justice on October 8, 2013 based on the poor state of his health, but the Supreme of Liberia overturned the decision and he was only restricted to his home in Monrovia.

FrontpageAfrica newspaper is battling a US$1.5 million lawsuit in a libel case against it brought by former Agriculture Minister, Dr. Chris Toe, for an article that was published by FrontPageAfrica alleging that Dr. Toe has failed to account for US$6 million following an audit report by the General Auditing Commission of Liberia.

Mr. Sieh spent 40 days in jail after he was incarcerated on Thursday, August 22, 2013. He also spent part of his jail time at the JFK hospital in Monrovia under the watch of officers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia and the Liberian Police officers.

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