- Search Results
 
 
Pres. Sirleaf Grants Clemency To 9 Convicts In 6 Counties
Date Uploaded: Sep 06, 2016

 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
 

 

Pres. Sirleaf Grants Clemency To 9 Convicts In 6 Counties
By Derrick G, Menkarzon

MONROVIA, September 6 (LINA) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has granted executive clemency to nine convicts detained in correction facilities in six counties, Justice Minister Fredrick Cherue has said.

Those to be released are Mark Sackor, J. Sor and Robertson Doe, Sinoe County Correction Facility; Abraham Sayon and Abdu Kadii, Bong County Correction Facility; Duawa Jallah, Gbarpolu County; Comfort Turay, Lofa County; John S. Tarbeh, Grand Gedeh County and Mamie Jawee, Montserrado County.

Addressing the Ministry of Information press briefing Tuesday, Cherue said most of the prisoners were convicted of committing crimes ranging from aggravated assault to robbery.

According to the Justice Minister, their clemency was the result of a recommendation by the Justice Ministry for their rehabilitation based on their conduct and good behavior while serving their prison terms.

He added that the Ministry will send letters to the counties concerned to let them go free.

Cherue noted that prisons are intended for convicts to right wrongs while serving their sentences “and not to keep them there for the longest or until death.”
LINA DGM/JGT/TSS/PTK

latest headlines
LEC Holds Community Engagements Against Power Theft
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has renewed its warning to individuals engaged in power theft to desist, as it was costing government i ...more
Cuttington University Promises To Sustain EHELD Projects
The Administration of the Cuttington University has assured the Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) of its commitment ...more
Justice Banks Decline To Issue Prohibition Against Korkoyah
Supreme Court Justice-in-Chamber Philip A. Z. Banks Thursday declined to grant the writ of prohibition requested by Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh against ...more
VP Boakai Assures LACC Of Support To Tackle Graft
Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has assured the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) of his unreserved commitment to tackle the scourge of c ...more
Pres. Sirleaf Congratulates Luxembourg On ‘National Day'
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, on that country’s Nati ...more
ECOWAS Envoys Congratulate Pres. Sirleaf
The Dean of ECOWAS Ambassadors and Heads of Mission Accredited to Senegal, General Edouard Tiape Kassarate, has congratulated President Ellen Joh ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency