Rights Commission Wants Election Violence Investigated


The Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) has called on the Liberia National Police (LNP), National Elections Commission (NEC) to immediately launch speedy investigation into recent violence in Sanniquellie, Nimba County and in Paynesville city Montserrado County.
The Commission recommends that police authority publish findings from the investigation and take appropriate action against the would-be violators so as to serve as deterrent during and after elections.
INCHR Acting Chairperson Barthomew told reporters in Sinkor Monday describing in incident as disastrous, condemned electoral violence involving rival supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and Liberty Party (LP) .
According to the commission’s findings, Marcus Kekulah age 28, and Emmanuel Vaye, 26 of the Liberty Party are currently undergoing treatment at the G.W Harley Hospital.
“Just when we thought that Sanniquellie’s melee was a mishap that everyone regretted, we again experienced another bloody squabble in the Paynesville City. This squabble, we have reliably learned, occurred between supporters of representative candidates of CDC and the Unity Party leaving properties damaged and several persons injured,” he said.
“We term these situations as unfortunate and bewildering for supporters of institutions and individuals seeking the helm of authority to engage in hooliganism and barbarism.”
Writes Alex Yomah