Johnson /westafrica journal magazine Public Policy 

United States Government Condemns Election of Sen. Prince Johnson to Senate Leadership

Press Release   The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the election yesterday of notorious warlord Prince Y. Johnson as Chair of the Liberian Senate Committee on Defense and Intelligence.  Senator Johnson’s gross human rights violations during Liberia’s civil wars are well-documented; his continued efforts to protect himself from accountability, enrich his own coffers and sow division are also well known. That the Liberian Senate would see fit to elevate him to a leadership role – particularly in the area in which he has done this country the most harm — creates…

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Former Warlord Prince Johnson’s Despicable Attacks Against TRC Chair Verdier Is worrying!

Editorial The Liberian Listener is taken aback by General Prince Johnson’s recent attacks on the person of the former Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Cllr. Jerome Verdier. In his tirades against the former Commissioner, Mr. Johnson, now a senator from Nimba County who served as a notorious warlord during the Liberian un-civil war publicly said last week that Chairman Verdier ran away from Liberia, because of his dishonesty and manhandling of the TRC Report. The Liberian Listener notes and wants to set the record straight, that Chairman Verdier…

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Johnson /westafrica journal magazine Op-ed 

As war crimes call gets louder, Prince Johnson threatened to turn tables over!

Staff Report Monrovia, Liberia – A former Liberian warlord and incumbent Senator of an administrative district in Liberia is fiercely lashing out at calls for the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court in the West Africa country. In walking engagement with the media shortly after he left the chamber of the Senate following its regular session on Thursday, Senator Prince Y. Johnson, apparently frustrated at a colleague who brought up the issue of the establishment of a War Crimes Court during their deliberations said, “ Deal with the…

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To begin with, Counselor Tiawan Gongloe and his team of learned lawyers at the National Bar Association of Liberia are NOT stupid, and all those yarning for Justice around the country are NOT stupid either; instead, they are farsighted.  In his profession as a human rights lawyer, Counselor Tiawon Gongloe has always defended human rights and above all, stood up for the voiceless.  He has always fought to see true and fair practices of justice in Liberia. He is a man of excellent moral character and a farsighted dignitary who will never compromise JUSTICE for brown envelopes or bribes.  Op-ed 

An Open Letter to Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County

Dear Mr. Johnson, Recently, I came across a couple of videos from you, in which you hurled insults on all Justice Campaigners, including the lawyers under the leadership of Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, labeling them as “stupid”, and you also predicted the intention of President George Manneh Weah to rig the 2023 national presidential elections. Senator Johnson, I have never been more pressured than your continued provocations to make my way into publically discussing national politics for the first time. To begin with, Counselor Tiawan Gongloe and his team of learned…

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Prince Johnson Former Warlord Kicked Out Of Senate Committee

When the name of Senator Johnson was called as one of those on the ad hoc committee, there was uproar in the Senate as several Senators expressed their disapproval in hushed tones. Some Senators, including Gaye, Weah, Saytumah and Naathen amongst others opposed the inclusion of Senator Johnson on the committee because, in their opinion, Senator Johnson’s inclusion on the committee could damage the integrity of the committee, thereby rendering its recommendation questionable. Defending the inclusion of Senator Johnson on the committee, Pro-Temp Armah Jallah said because Nimba has one…

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Liberia TRC Report Debate: Prince Johnson Walk Out Of Chambers

By Richard Stephens Tuesday sitting of the Liberian Senate was a scene of drama when the TRC document was placed on the floor for debate. The document sparked serious debate among the Senators especially in handling its recommendations. Due to the heated debate over time frame for the lawmakers to begin deliberation in the document, Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson warned that unless recommendations contained in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), are carefully handled, the future of Liberia remains in danger. Senator Johnson who later walked out of…

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