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The Movement for Progressive Change or MPC has threatened legal action against the government of Liberia for what it termed as violating the fundamental rights of its political leader, Simeon Freeman.
The MPC said the action by the government through the Liberian National Police or LNP to have subjected Mr. Freeman and his family to such humiliation by holding them hostage for over 4-days without access to food, water and other necessities is unlawful, counterproductive and condemnable of good governance.

Speaking at a press conference over the weekend, the chairman of MPC John Ballout said the government shall be held responsible if anything happened to their political leader, and maintained that their political leader made no allegation as is claimed by the government of Liberia.

According to him, Mr Freeman instead requested the government to constitute an inclusive panel as a way of opening an investigation into the death of former Liberian Petroleum Refining Company Director Harry Greaves, in order to alley the rumors of a death squad, or black list as being circulated in street corners and reported in local dailies.

He said if the government is convinced of prosecuting Mr. Freeman it should proceed to the court and stop violating the right of his family members, close associate and partisan. He noted that the MPC feel insecure by the recent circumstances that characterized the so-called police invitation of its political leader and its deployment of officers at his (Freeman) Beverly Hills residence at Virginia.

-Edited by Othello B. Garblah

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