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FIND demands trial for PYJ

The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) National Program Director Mr. Aaron G.V. Juakollie says Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson and others who allegedly committed crimes against humanity should be brought to justice.

Mr. Juakollie told our correspondent recently in Bong that it will only be done when the war crimes court is established to ensure justice.

Mr. Juakollie says it is good for those that supported war here be brought to justice, adding that it will pave the way for reconciliation and development.
He alleges that Senator Johnson violated their rights during the civil war by tying them and abusing others in Palala.

The FIND official claims that such atrocities should be paid for by facing the war crimes court when it is established in Liberia.

The 14 years of bloody civil war there saw many young people drugged and armed with AK-47, RPGs and other deadly weapons to kill innocent civilians, mainly women, children and elderly people.

War criminals committed atrocities here in the name of so-called liberation. But victims have been calling for to take its course against those who bear greatest responsibility for the heinous atrocities committed across this country.

The Bong County based human right advocate wants key actors during the darkest period of Liberia’s history to account for their heartless deeds against fellow countrymen.
He states that justice is surely the platform on which lasting peace should be built rather than impunity in the country.

Mr. Juakollie says if the country must develop, the issue of bringing the war and economic crimes court must be at the heart of President George Manneh Weah.He attributes the massive killings of Liberians across the country to the weak justice system here.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley


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