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Liberian journalists protest alleged police harassment

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<p>Liberian journalists took to the streets of the capital, Monrovia on Thursday to denounce alleged harassment by security forces. The protest follows the death of journalist Zenu Koboi last month.</p> <p>Charles Coffey is President of the Press Union of Liberia. </p> <p>“The Press Union of Liberia calls on the President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency, Dr. George Manneh Weah, to commission a wide-ranging and transparent investigation into the accused security agencies and their officers complicit in these wanton human rights violations, in order to penalize those found guilty”, Coffey said.</p> <p>Determined, the journalists did not rule out referring the matter to the <span class="caps">ECOWAS</span> officials. The Liberian authorities have promised to look into the matter. </p> <p>“Next Wednesday, you will receive a response from the government. Thank you for coming and I wish you good luck”, said Nathaniel McGill, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs.</p> <p>In December 2018, George Weah promised to guarantee 100% freedom of expression and freedom of the press. He’s accused of been slow to deliver on those promises. </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">AFP</span></strong></p>

Next Wednesday, you will receive a response from the government.

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