US-Based Rights Group Calls For Reopening of Investigation Into Harry Greaves’ Death

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South Dakota, USA – The US-based Liberian Rights Group Alliance for Global Justice is calling on the government of President George Weah to re-awaken investigation into the death of former Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company Managing Director Harry Greaves whose lifeless body was found behind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January 2016.

Mr. Geaves had gone to attend a meeting with partners at the Kendaja Resort along the Roberts International Airport Highway in Paynesville when he mysteriously disappeared from the hotel, only for his lifeless body to be discovered dead miles away.

The Alliance for Global Justice says as “government is continuity”, and so the current regime must reopen the case involving the death of the prominent Liberian citizen and ensure that “those who masterminded the murder of the former LPRC Managing Director be made to account for their actions”.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of AGJ,  A. Patrick Sowah said family members and friends of the late Harry Geaves are still concern about the circumstances surrounding his death, which occured when the relationship between him and the former Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regime was soured.

In a related development, the Human Rights Group is also calling on the Weah administration to recommence similar investigation into the mysterious death of Cllr. Michael Allison, a whistle-blower and a former consultant at the National Oil Company of Liberia who was contracted by the House of Representatives then headed by former Speaker Alex Tyler on its US$25, 000 Nationwide Oil consultation exercise in 2015.

Like Greave, Cllr. Allison lifeless body was also discovered along a beach in Sinkor, where it is believed that he and his girlfriend had gone for evening relaxation.

Alliance for Global Justice in a dispatch from its Headquarters in South Dakota, USA said President Weah, as a populous President, “must ensure that the cases of these eminent Liberian citizens be reopened and investigated thoroughly so that culprits can be brought to justice”.  

Meanwhile, the group has condemned, in the strongest term, the action of some officers of the Liberia National Police who fired live bullets at protesters who were demonstrating and demanding justice into the deaths of two minors in Kingsville, Montserrado County on Monday, June 23, 2019.

The US-based Liberian rights group also frowned on another killing of a commercial driver, who was mistaken as a criminal by a local PSU commander Joseph Abdullai in Greenville, Sinoe County.

The Group says these acts meted against peaceful citizens by some Police officers under the George Weah Administration must be stopped “because it does not augur well for the image of Liberia especially at a time the nation is economically challenged and needs foreign investors to help alleviate the hardship”.

Meanwhile, the Alliance for Global Justice has lauded authorities of the Liberian National Police for its recent decision to disrobe and turnover four Police officers for prosecution for their alleged unprofessional handling of the Kingsville incident which led to the death of a 17-year-old boy with others sustaining serious injuries. 

The Group wants similar action to be taken against the PSU commander Abdulla, which it said will serve as a warning to others. 

AGJ, which has its headquarters in South Dakota, was established in 2013 and has been involved with advocacy of rights for vulnerable people in Liberia where the issues of pre-trial detention, corruption, Human rights Abuses, Sexual Gender-based Violence are on the increase. 

AGJ has also advocated for the improvement of the justice system in countries around the World and advance core constitutional values, preserves Human Rights and access to the court and ensure that justice is served to all irrespective of status.

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