The Executive of Prison Fellowship Liberia, Rev. Francis Kollie, joins the many calls for the establishment of a war crimes tribunal for Liberia.
He says such court is necessary, as it would allow people to give full account of their stewardship.
Speaking at an honoring program in Monrovia recently, he stresses that it is important all those who played key roles in the 14 years civil war in Liberia account of their involvement.
The Liberian civil conflict caused the death of about 250,000 people and eventually led to the involvement of the regional body, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations.
A local group Smart Media, named Rev. Kollie as Humanitarian of the Year 2018 for his enormous contributions to inmates and prisons in Liberia.
The group notes that Rev. Kollie provides help and healing for prisoners throughout the country with the use of volunteers, education and restorative justice programs, mentoring, and legal assistance.
Rev. Kollie’s efforts have left successful release of pre-trial detainees in the country through its mediation programmer run in partnership with East-West Management Institute, Smart Media says.
It adds that Rev. Kollie through Prison Fellowship Liberia’s Legal Aid programme offers hope to pre-trial detainees, noting that between
February and June 2009, he facilitated the release of 117 pre-trial detainees.
Rev. Francis Kollie –Editing by Jonathan Browne