Opposition politician Menikpakei Dumoe.  Opposition politician Menikpakei Dumoe. 

Liberia: Opposition Politician Menikpakei Dumoe Ordered Released

The Government of Liberia (GoL) through Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean Jr. has ordered the release of opposition politician Menikpakei Dumoe. 

According to a press release issued in Monrovia by the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) and signed by Information Minister Eugene Lenn Nagbe on Thursday, May 14, 2020, Dumoe was arrested on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a search of his home - which was sanctioned by the courts - for making comments deemed threatening to national security. 
 
Earlier this week, he posted on his Facebook page that poor people in Monrovia needed "Ak47s so that the government can take us seriously". 
 
Minister Dean said an investigation by the Joint Security Forces, which includes the examination of materials from Dumoe's home, is continuing.
 
He said the government remains committed to protecting the fundamental rights of everyone, even as it grapples with an unprecedented health crisis and urges all to refrain from making incendiary remarks which could undermine the hard-earned peace. 
 
Liberia currently faces an existential threat that should claim the attention of all of us. Attempting to score political points when our compatriots die is unpatriotic.

 

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