Sunday, 27 July 2008

Death Penalty to be used in Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed into law an Act making armed robbery, terrorism and hijacking capital offenses. This is a response to the appeal of the majority of the people for a robust response to the increasing level of crime involving robberies that include physical assault, rape and murder by robbers who attack innocent citizens, thereby creating panic and a confidence crisis in the society. The President is committed to revisiting the Act for possible amendment as soon as the situation is brought fully under control and sustainable peace is assured.
This is a shocking response to the increasing number of armed robberies here, and we have no idea how implementing this act will work. Please pray for Liberia; that it will never be necessary to use this Act, and that mistakes won't be made. Olly

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