War crimes court is part of healing process, says Mensah

Mensah: no impunity for those who committed heinous crimes

The establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia is a step in the right direction, as it is now time for those who committed atrocities and embezzlement in the country to be brought to justice, the secretary general of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has said.

Francis Mensah told Nordic Africa News in a recent interview that it is also for “healing and closure, as we see people who committed atrocities in the country still in positions of power”
He noted that Liberian President George Weah’s recent move to ask the legislature to work out the modalities for establishing such a court was right. “He had to do it, it was an obligation to fulfill.” 
The EFLA official noted that he looks forward to the process unfolding and that there should be no impunity for those who committed heinous crimes.
Mensah added that “we were all affected, our relatives and friends were killed or victimized and we have acquaintances who are perpetrators. No one can go free.”
Mensah said the Liberian diaspora in Europe and all over the world can contribute to the process by offering moral support, helping those who are charged with the responsibility by pointing out those who committed crimes.
“We all have a moral responsibility to find them and point them out, so that they face justice,” he added.
He however cautioned that this should not be about witch-hunting.