Liberia : special judiciary task force to review cases of pre-trial detainees

Monrovia – Pre-trial detainees in detention centers in Montserrado and Margibi Counties are to have their cases reviewed.

This was disclosed Monday to this paper by a member of the Special Judiciary Task Force, who asked for anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to speak with the media.

The Special Judiciary Task Force, which comprised of judges, the Independence Human Rights Commission (INHCR) and the Ministry of Justice, was setup recently by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor to review cases of pre-trial detainees, who have been held in detention centers in two counties, Montserrado and Margibi Counties.

FrontpageAfrica was told that the task force was given the mandate to review cases of rape and armed robbery ranging as far back from 2009 to 2015.

“The special task force will resume work this week; it will be reviewing cases of pre-trial detainees. At the end of its revision, make recommendations to the Chief Justice,” said the source, who is within the prosecuting arm of the Ministry of Justice.

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