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11 Get 15-Year Imprisonment In Arcelor Mittal Riot Case
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11 Get 15-Year Imprisonment In Arcelor Mittal Riot Case
By Ballah M. Kollie

MONROVIA, September 24 (LINA) - The Supreme Court has convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison 11 of the 12 persons who damaged over US$5 million worth of Arcelor Mittal Liberia Limited facilities in Nimba County.

The riot was staged on July 3, 2014.

The 11 are convicted of multiple charges, including Theft of Property, Physical Obstruction of Government Function, Criminal Mischief, Riot, and Failure to Disperse.

Other charges are Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction of Highway and Conspiracy.

The convicts acted under the Tokadi Progressive Youth for Peace and Development.

The high court’s opinion was read Thursday by Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh.

Meanwhile, the high court has set free and ordered the immediate release from further detention co-defendant Saye Garteh for “the state’s failure to provide a prima facie evidence linking the defendant to the commission of the crime.”

The judgment is a result of an appeal against a ruling convicting the defendants by presiding Judge Yusuf D. Kaba of the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County.

The convicts can, however, be released before the expiration of their sentence based on parole or when granted mercy by the President of the Republic of Liberia.
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