Emmanuel savice., the popular war crimes court advocate who has petitioned the Liberian government and the international community for war and economic crimes was brutalized and detained today in Monrovia, Liberia according to reports. Mr. Savice a former Liberian journalist is a well-known talk show host in Liberia but lives in Canada. Savice wrote on his Facebook page a few minutes ago:
Thanks to every one of you that are standing for JUSTICE. At the moment, I am still being detained at the LNP headquarters. I was beaten mercilessly by EPS and turned over for charges. I am presently at the LNP. The beaten style included putting a blanket around my face to step on my side of my ears while been kick by many of the EPS Securities. Representatives from the House, my lawyer and a UN representative is seeking my release to go to the hospital. My wallet and my phone or taken away. A total of 1,800 stolen from me. All this for the fight for War and Economic Crimes Court. In a statement Mr. Savice released calling on the international community to intervene in the Liberian situation for War and Economic Crimes Court, he said it was an urgency the matter was addressed. An excerpt is below:
Your excellencies, we aware what constitutes crimes against humanity, we know these are acts that are deliberately committed or systematic attacks on individuals, mostly directed against the civilian population that are denied human dignity and immense sufferings especially those with arms using military or political violence and these were the acts that were massively carried out against our poor people, including other unthinkable and unspeakable acts by the Liberian warlords and their benefactors, and beneficiaries. We are also aware that perpetrators have been punished in the past, like the first prosecution for war crimes against humanity that took place at the Nuremberg trials that held Hitler’s henchmen accountable for the immense human suffering the Nazi’s unleased during WWII, but right next door our neighboring country, the Republic county of Sierra Leone and others have addressed the issue of crimes and war. Our aggrieved country Liberia WILL NOT be an exception. WE NEED WAR AND ECONOMIC CRIMES COURT IN LIBERIA to put an end to impunity!
Only a war crimes court will bring justice to the families, relatives, and friends of victims who were gruesomely murdered and raped. Perpetrators need to be prosecuted so that Liberia is not a safe haven for war criminals.
Providing justice for these barbaric crimes is the only way to right the wrongs, reconcile this country and its people, and finally end the culture of impunity in Liberia. It will be sad, regrettable and shameful for the world to let these atrocities go unpunished. It will be disappointing and mistaken for such heinous crimes to go unpunished. These appalling crimes must be investigated, and the required judicious measures taken to avoid replication in the future.
We formally make the request to the world community for the International Criminal Court to act IN THE INTEREST OF HUMANITY AND JUSTICE. We desperately look forward to the United Nations and the United States of America with high hopes to act URGENTLY for war crimes victims. It is also the responsibility of the Liberian Government to take the driver’s seat and act now!
Also on record is the persistent greed and dishonesty of leaders of this country who also, with impunity continue to unduly amass wealth for themselves at the expense of our poor people, thereby subjecting the entire citizenry to horrible poverty. The constant wave of corruption that pervades our country keeps our people in the state of poverty and disease. They are being denied basic life incentives because people they put in power personalize the country’s wealth at their detriment. It is indisputable that corruption leads to a national crisis, and this we pray, should not happen. It is ludicrous that Liberians are reducing fellow Liberians to a state of nothingness owing to massive and intentional waves of corruption. Corrupt elements in government MUST be wiped out in order to bring about the needed development in the country.
Corruption is eating up every part of Liberia, impoverishing 90% of the citizenry. It is eating up the entire country, making development stagnant. Corruption is making our hospitals and schools’ libraries empty. It is leading to deaths from curable diseases in the country. It is leading to over 70% of our population going to bed hungry. Corruption is a vice, that is making majority of our people turn to beggars on a daily basis. IT MUST BE STOPPED! Let the corrupted be prosecuted.
Your excellencies, now is the time for justice in Liberia. We must bring to book these perpetrators. It is time for accountability. It is time for people to answer to their acts. This is a reawakening call that Liberia wants justice. Liberia wants an end to impunity. Liberia wants to be a part of the civilized world once again. Prosecute the criminals for humanity and justice’s sake. Now is the time for all perpetrators to answer the questions for their devilish acts committed against the innocent people of Liberia.
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