-As He Condemns Humiliation Of Women In Sinoe County
Sinoe County electoral district two Representative, Jay Nagbe Sloh has condemned the reported brutal humiliation of two women in Numopoh, Sinoe County by some men who accused the victims of being witches.
According to a release from the office of the lawmaker, he recounted that in recent days, social media has been saturated by a video clip showing two young ladies stripped completely nude and publicly flogged by a ‘band’ of men trying to coerce them into confessing to being witches. One of the victims has reportedly died from the incident.
The release further quotes the Sinoe County electoral district two lawmaker as saying the action and its attending video have both embarrassed all civilized people, especially Sinoe citizens around the world.
Representative Sloh also apologized to the victims, their families, and all women around the world for the disgrace the ‘barbaric action’ has imposed upon them.
According to the release, Representative Sloh’s initial investigation has confirmed that the incident occurred in Numopoh, Greenville district, Sinoe County. He added “in these civilized days, only persons suffering from chronic insanity and irreversible mental derangement can even think of meting out such abnormal and violent social behavior against any human being, let alone women.”
“No matter where this ugly incident occurred, it must be condemned by all civilized human beings,” Rep Sloh added.
He also regretted what he called the ‘very poor judgment’ employed by those who published the video. According to him, such publication further violated the privacy and rights of the victims and exacerbated an already ugly situation.
In a related development, Representative Sloh who is also Secretary General of the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus, has condemned the reported mob violence in the Grigsby Farm Community, within the same Greenville District, where law enforcement officers were reportedly brutalized over the weekend by angry citizens.
“Nothing justifies violent actions against law enforcement personnel. All perpetrators of both crimes will face the full weight of the law,” he assured.
In a related development, Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has also condemned the act of torture of two females in Sinoe County which recently went viral on social media.
The Liberian Vice President, in a brief statement released Tuesday, emphasized how shocked she was by the distasteful video footage, in which two females are seen stripped naked and been assaulted by some residents of Sinoe County.
“I am exceedingly shocked by a distasteful video circulating on social media, in which two females were stripped naked and assaulted by some residents of Sinoe County,” VP Howard-Taylor said.
The Vice President termed as extremely demeaning for females, regardless of the allegations, to be paraded in the streets naked as a punitive measure for their
actions or inaction.
She stressed that any act of torture against women in Liberia and the world at large is unacceptable and must be discouraged.
The first female Liberian Vice President has meanwhile assured that the Government of Liberia, under the able leadership of President George Manneh Weah, has demonstrated unquestionably the needed political will to bridge the gap of gender inequality to ensure the protection of women’s rights.
VP Howard-Taylor then applauded the Liberia National Police for making some swift arrests of perpetrators, admonishing them to ensure that those found guilty bear the full weight of the law.
As a global icon for women’s rights and gender equality, VP Howard-Taylor further assured that all efforts would be made to ensure that women are safe, secure and dignified.
She then expressed her empathy with the families of those tortured women, who she lamented will continue to carry the scars of humiliation and public ridicule being displayed.
“I want to reaffirm my commitment to the affected women and their families, and I will cross all barriers to ensure that the case is brought to its logical conclusion, sparing no perpetrator, within the confines of the law,” the Liberian Vice President noted. TNR