AFELL Condemns Violence against Women, Children

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The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) has condemned in the strongest terms the alleged rape of a 42-year-old woman, Korto Kollie, whose corpse was discovered by police in Monrovia on the morning of March 25, 2017.

The association, through its president, Atty. Vivian D. Neal, also condemned recent reports of the rape of two children in Kakata, Margibi County, and New Georgia Estate, Montserrado County, respectively. AFELL called upon the police to leave no stone unturned in apprehending the suspects and bringing them to justice.

Atty. Neal described the crimes as evil and diabolical.

The AFELL statement assured the government through the Ministry of Justice of the association’s willingness to collaborate with state prosecutors to speedily bring the perpetrators to justice.

Meanwhile, AFELL is reminding the public that rape under Chapter 14 of the Penal Law of 1976, as amended, is a felony of the first degree.

AFELL says its attention is also drawn to the deaths of a woman and her ward in Ganta, Nimba County.

It was reported that the lifeless bodies of two females, identified as Viola Thompson Richmond and her 13-year-old ward, were found in Ganta, Nimba County.

AFELL calls on the Liberian National Police to conduct a forensic investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the two deaths and warns the public against making any statement which has the propensity to undermine the investigation.

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