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WEAH QUESTIONS WAR CRIMES COURT ESTABLISHMENT

President George Weah has questioned the establishment of the War and Economic Courts in the country.

President Weah made the statement at the Roberts International Airport on Tuesday when he arrived from the US, where he addressed the UN General Assembly.

“I do not understand   what you want. If you do not understand my English, then you need to go back to my speech and then you read well,” he said.

Recently, the economic dialogue recommended to the president the establishment of war crimes and economic crimes court in Liberia.

He said, “You calling for war crimes court, why at this time? I say why this time? We have economic issues, we are trying to develop our country, why we focus on the war crimes court now?” he added.

“Why you did not focus on  it 12 years ago? Those people that were part   of the entire process of what happened to us, they left  12 years ago. So, why now? Is that what you want?

A number of people were said to have supported the Liberian civil war.  Former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf admitted to supporting the war when she appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC) few years ago. She told the commission behind camera that she contributed US$10,000(Ten thousand United States dollars) towards the war.

President  Weah  said due to the recommendations, he submitted the documents to the legislature for action.

“So, we sent it to the legislature so Liberians can talk about it. I want to  give them an opportunity for them to talk about it instead of  Everyday disturbing the peace of this country. Now, you have a reason now  to go and sit in your palaver hut and talk about it; so the perpetrators and victims can meet.  So, I open the forum for you,” he added.

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