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Rowdy retired soldiers thrown out of courtroom
Date Uploaded: Dec 02, 2013

MONROVIA, Nov. 13, (LINA) - About 200 retired soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia were Wednesday thrown out of the Civil Law Court at the Temple of  Justice  where they had assembled to hear the verdict in a case they filed against the Government.

The ex-soldiers cheered and chanted as the lawyers pleaded their case, disturbing the court proceedings and forcing Judge, A. Boima Kontoe to call for calm and sanity.

The ex-soldiers refused to heed the Judge’s order, and this forced their own leadership to throw them out of the courtroom.

It can be recalled that ex-soldiers of the AFL filed a lawsuit against the government of Liberia through the Liberty Law Firm for government’s failure to give them retirement benefits.

During the proceedings, legal representatives of the  two parties were given 10 minutes each to argue the merits and demerits of the case.

Government lawyers were Counselors Betty Lamin Blamo, Solicitor General of Liberia and Weafueh Sayeh, while the retired soldiers were represented by Human Rights Lawyer Dempster Brown, and Counselors Nicolas Edwards and Mamee Gorgbah.

 

Meanwhile, the Court has reserved ruling into the case pending a notice of assignment.

 

 By  Korboi Gbelewala

LINA KG/TSS/PTK

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