The Head of Liberians United for Justice and Accountability LUJA says he was denied visa by the Liberian Embassy while headed to Monrovia.
Mr. Emmanuel Savice said he was headed to the country to solicit signatures of a million plus people who are interested in the establishment of War and Economic Crimes Court.
Savice is a Liberian born who has scars of the war but now based in Canada with his family.
In a statement on his Facebook page he said ‘I was due to board my flight today to attend the launching of #LUJA’s One Million Victim-Signatirues. The Liberian government has denied me visa on grounds that I am fighting for WCC and ECC to make the government unpopular.’
He continued ‘Even though I have no political backing, I will not take this lightly if I am denied entry into my country of birth. Our fight for War and Economic Crimes Court is not against the CDC.’
Mr. Savice says the government has got two options: to issue him visa or arrest him upon arrival at the airport.
He said it is “Complete childishness’ to deny him visa for fighting for a cause of over two hundred and fifty thousand Liberians who lost their lives as a result of civil conflict.
Most of the perpetrators of the war are today filthy rich or sit in high level government positions.
Last time Savice’s group launched a protest hundreds turned out leaving him mercilessly beaten by armed securities.
Proponents of the Weah’s government especially the current Chairman of the CDC of Weah, Mulbah K. Morlu was lead advocate for the War Crimes Court establishment.
Today’s muteness of the regime on the matter leaves everyone to wonder; sources within the government says the venture is expensive and the country needs more healing than ever.
Senator Prince Johnson who captured and murdered former President Doe is today Senator and godfather of vote rich Nimba County who heavily backs George Weah.
It is unlikely, ahead of 2023 election, to focus on issues that will stall the incumbents chances; the country remains on edge for the way forward.
Efforts to reach Foreign Ministry authorities over this issue proved fruitless.