Liberia: Witnesses Fear Testifying Before War Crimes Court without Security - News Summed Up

Liberia: Witnesses Fear Testifying Before War Crimes Court without Security


Tucker has vowed to testify against the attackers known as “Senegalese” and “Bility” before a war crimes court but only if he is granted security to protect his life. Witness protection will very likely be part of any war crimes court according to Adama Dempster, of the Civil Society Platform and one of the local players in the establishment of a war crimes court. “What I witnessed in Sierra Leone, was immediately after the government agreed for a war crimes court, international security under the United Nations spotlight, were deployed in Sierra Leone to provide security for victims and witnesses,” said Dempster. “We will not relent until we see this court established in Liberia. As Tucker is eager to attest to crimes committed against his people, while the question of witness protection remains uncertain, if there will be a world crimes court or a special court established in Liberia.


Source: Front Page Africa January 10, 2019 00:45 UTC



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