Liberia’s press union demands immediate action against police and court officers for brutality on journalist

The Press Union of Liberia has condemned in the strongest term a barbaric attack against Voice of Fuamah radio station, in Bong Mines on Monday, March 11.

In a video footage making rounds on social media, journalist Kessellie Sumo was seen being physically assaulted by two men who appeared to be court officers and agents of the Liberia National Drug Enforcement Agency.

Sumo was brutalized on the alleged orders of Associate Magistrate Lydia Sulunteh, with a contempt charge after he interviewed two chiefs she detained at the Bong Mines police depot.

The press union in a press release described the violent act committed against the journalist as an insult to justice and the rule of law.

The Union insists that the barbaric and inhumane act immediately claim the attention of authorities of the Liberia National Police and the National government.

The PUL promised to pursue the matter to a logical conclusion.

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