Liberia-October 1, 2023: The Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy of Liberia is calling on government to immediately dissolve all political parties paramilitary groups in Liberia.
The group call comes just days after Foya, Lofa County incident which occurred on Friday, September 29, 2023 allegedly between supporters of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Unity Party resulting to the loss of lives.
The human rights group through its human rights monitors in Lofa County described the Lofa incident as worrisome and a threat to the peace and security of Liberia ahead of the upcoming general and presidential elections on October 10, 2023.
“We condemn all sides for their roles in the violent actions that has put Lofa County into a hot spot,” the group stated in a release dated October 1, 2023.
The human rights community therefore challenged the government of Liberia to with immediate action disband all political parties militant groups and allow state security to take control of all security matters.
The group also wants national government to bring to book all those responsible to deter to any future incidence of violence in the country.
The Human Rights group at the same time extended condolences to families of the victims including those undergoing medical treatment while she reaffirms her position and again call for respect for the rule of law and fundamental human rights and freedoms in elections.
“A violence free, fair, transparent and credible election will define our democracy and save the state,” the group concluded.