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ANC condemns arrest of its partisan Jethro K. S. Harris

The opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) says it is deeply troubled by the intimidating, provocative, and baseless arrest of its young partisan, Jethro S. K. Harris by the Liberia National Police, (LNP). 

In a press release dated 1 October 2021, ANC said the arrest occurred in Ganta, Nimba County, while the party was providing support to partisan Lawrence Sua, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) candidate in the District 1, Nimba County By-election.

“We view partisan Harris’ arrest as another proof of the growing wave of insecurity, political intimidation, suppressive tactics, and outright lawlessness overtaking the country including by those who are sworn to protect citizens and ensure obedience to the law. This is unacceptable,” the statement said. 

A team of ANC lawyers is following the legal process to secure the release of partisan Harris, it said further, noting that ANC wishes to make it absolutely clear that it rejects the continuous abuse and misuse of the LNP, which is supposed to be an agency of the state for the administration of the rule of law and the protection of rights and civil liberties of all Liberians, for narrow partisan purposes.

It accuses the LNP of intimidation, harassment, and provocation of Liberians especially members of the opposition community.

ANC warns that instilling fear in the population and engaging in state-sponsored lawlessness is wrong for the country, threatens the hard-won democracy, risks foreign investments, and undermines the potentials for the growth of the economy.

Moreover, it said Liberians are collectively resolved not to return to the dark days of tyranny.

“Leaders of the government would be wise to be aware of commitments of Liberians, and act to ensure our society is respectful of rights and protection of civil liberties.”

It called on the Liberia National Police to protect the lives and properties of the Liberian people rather than harass and violate the rights and civil liberties of citizens.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/cummings-dreams-of-cpp-victory/—Press release

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