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CHRISTOPHER WALTER SISULU SIVILI SEEKS JUSTICE FOR BRUTAL ATTACK AND TORTURE SUFFERED DURING LAST YEAR JULY 26

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LIBERIA – A member of a campus-based political party, the Student Unification Party (SUP) at the University of Liberia, Christopher Walter Sisulu Sivili is seeking justice for the brutal attack and torture he suffered during a protest on July 26, 2022.

He accused a group believed to be linked with President George Weah ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of orchestrating the brutality.

Last year, Sivili and several SUP members staged a protest in front of the US Embassy near Monrovia, criticizing the government on various issues during Liberia’s Independence Day Celebration. It was during this demonstration that Sivili was targeted and assaulted by a group of individuals identifying themselves as members of the CDC-COP.

Sivili is currently living in exile, calling for an independent investigation and the prosecution of those responsible for violating his human rights, urging the government of Liberia and international partners to take action.

Sivili warned, in an interview with VOA over the weekend that political violence could escalate during Liberia’s upcoming general and presidential elections on October 10, 2023, if those accountable for these acts of violence are not held accountable.

According to Frontpage Africa, the SUP member expressed frustration that, despite the passage of a year since the incident on July 26, the government has taken no steps toward prosecuting those who violated his rights. The video footage of the incident, which circulated on social media, shows individuals involved in the degrading act. Sivili emphasized that they continue to act with impunity while he lives in ongoing trauma.

“I was abducted, tortured, and humiliated by supporters of the Weah’s government on July 26 last year, and to this day, there has been no progress in the justice system regarding the prosecution of those found guilty,” grieved Sivili.

As a victim of torture in Liberia, Sivili is using this opportunity to call upon the government of Liberia and the international community to address his ordeal and the broader human rights situation in the country.

Sivili added, “On July 26, 2022, we were demanding that the government of Liberia address the report from the LACC concerning the Agriculture Minister, as well as investigate the corruption scandal at LISGIS. However, suddenly, we found ourselves confronted by drug-addicted thugs claiming to be CDC members, who were deployed to harm us in the name of counter-protest.”

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