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“No Instrument, Device To Detect Witches, Wizards” - Cllr. Gongloe
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 Human rights lawyer Tiawon Gongloe



“No Instrument, Device To Detect Witches, Wizards” - Cllr. Gongloe

By S.Kannay Ziamo, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

GANTA, February 18 (LINA) - Human rights lawyer Tiawon Gongloe has differed with the Chief of the Nimba Traditional Council who is calling for the enactment of a law to prosecute people who practice witchcraft.

Council head Chief Peter Barloun recently appealed to Nimba lawmakers to seek a law that would prosecute anyone caught in witchcraft activities, especially those who openly confess to killing others.

Chief Barloun attributed the increase in witchcraft activities in the county to lack of a legislation that would serve as a tool to deal people who confess to be connected to witchcraft.

However, speaking on a local radio station recently in Nimba County, Cllr. Gongloe said there is nothing under Liberian law that talks about prosecuting people who practice witchcraft.

He argued that there is also no instrument or device used to detect if a person is a witch or wizard or not.

"There is nothing in our law that speaks about punishing witchcraft; in fact what do we use to ascertain whether or not a person is a witch or wizard?" Gongloe asked.

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