Human rights Activate's Trial Resumes In Liberia

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

April 26, 2003

Following over a month of delay in the Aloysius Toe treason trial due to what was described as "No Money" the National Human Rights Center of Liberia says it is relieved by the issuance of a notice of assignment by the Justice. The process started on Monday at 11:00a.m..

The National Human Rights Center of Liberia, which comprises nine local human rights and pro-democracy organizations, says with the trial now set, it hopes its fellow human rights defender will be accorded a fair trial, with no further hitches encountered, a release said.

In a release issued by the human rights consortium, it said the quest of Liberians to uphold democratic values is subject to manipulations and extinguishers, if policy makers do not stand firm in defense of such values, which include, but not limited to justice for all without regard for partisanship, creed, tribe or belief.

According to a National Human Rights Center release, it will join all other Liberians, including students and market women who have expressed interest in observing the trial of Mr. Aloysius Toe.

It can be recalled that Mr. Aloysius Toe was arrested on November 4, 2002, and has since been detained on charges of treason for allegedly collaborating with the LURD rebels. Following his indictment by a grand jury, Mr. Toe pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, the trial came to a standstill on ground that there was no money to resume it, the release said.

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