The gruesome murder of the son of a former Liberian President continues to highlight the glaring but often ignored fact that Liberia, Africa’s oldest independent nation, is one of the dangerous places in the world for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT). Liberia is amongst 71 countries that still criminalize same-sex sexual … [Read more...] about Editorial: Liberia ISN’T SAFE—for LGBT People
By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Monrovia-The Liberia National Police has ruled out the death of Mr. John Hilary Tubman as a hate crime until a coroner inquest can be performed, says Police spokesman, H. Moses Carter. “The coroner inquest will be conducted to determine whether there was foul play,” he said. “It should have been yesterday. I am sure it will … [Read more...] about Police Rule Out Hate Crime in Murder of Former President’s Son
Monrovia-The case of the alleged brutalization and torturing of 27 men over their sexuality by Cheeseman Cole, ex-personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia, continues to suffer setbacks as there appears to be a grave lack of interest on the part of the Ministry of Justice to prosecute. Cole has been released on bail filed by his lawyers. The case, currently … [Read more...] about Case of Alleged Brutalization of Gay Men Suffers Setback
By Gboko Stewart, email@example.com Monrovia-Cheeseman Cole, ex-soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia has been formally charged and forwarded to court. Cole has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, Possession, Sale of Physical Objects for Lethal Use, Felonious Restraint, and Theft of Property, according to the charge sheet in … [Read more...] about Ex-Soldier Charged over Brutalization of 27 Persons
By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org Monrovia-A second search of the residence of Cheeseman Cole yielded no results nor clues into the whereabouts of Dominic Renner and Winston Kortee. On Friday, October 16, a team from the Liberia National Police accompanied by Emmanuel Renner, father of Dominic, searched the nook and cranny of Cole’s isolated home along the … [Read more...] about Did Police Shoddily Handle Investigation of Cheeseman Cole?