A group of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) supporters is demanding President George Manneh Weah to approve the establishment of a war crimes court here to prosecute perpetrators of war crimes in Liberia.
The group of CDCians under the banner “National Intellectual Alliance for Weah Presidency (NIAWEP)” said Thursday, 3 May that the many challenges of reconciliation can only be tackled when President Weah allows the trial of alleged war crimes perpetrators.
NIAWEP chief spokesperson Mr. Clifton B. Hilton, Sr. said in a strong worded statement that the CDC led government which campaigned for the protection of human dignity must prosecute war crimes perpetrators through the establishment of the court in Liberia.
NIAWEP says it has written the United States Embassy accredited near this capital about its demand for President Weah to establish a war crimes court in Liberia.
They say they want a prosecution of individuals that were responsible for the destruction of the country and the killing of over 200,000 people during the civil conflict here.
NIAWEP also expresses concern that too many controversial murders under the Weah – led administration have posed serious threat to the peace and security of the country.
Meanwhile, the has frowned against the allocation more money to the Office of the First Lady Mrs. Clar Weah when Redemption Hospital is at the verge of closure and the J. F. K. is being strangulated in respect to inadequate medical equipment and other critical service delivery facilities.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley