Public Flogging of 2 Naked Women in Sinoe County Condemned

first_imgRep. Jay Nagbe Sloh expressed his disappointment over delays by the PUL and LEGISPOL to place media blackout on the House of Representatives to avenge the illegal revocations.Women were accused of kidnapping a baby and of ‘witchcraft’In recent days, a video clip, showing two women stripped completely nude and publicly flogged by a band of men trying to coerce them into confessing to being witches, has gone viral on social media.Before the video emerged, the Daily Observer originally reported the story in its January 15, 2019 edition. According eyewitnesses, the two women along with a third, identified as Willean Nywallah, were sexually assaulted, with some of their abusers inserting sticks into their private parts.This led to the death of Willean, who had also suffered severe beating and was reportedly buried overnight. The grave was discovered by some community members who reported the case to officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in the district, and the decomposed corpse was ordered exhumed and photographed.The incident took place on December 13, 2018, a day after one Sayetta Samuel reported that her child had gone missing after she left the child with the father to perform some domestic chores.After hours of fruitless search, a witch doctor, who was consulted, reportedly named Willean Nywallah and the two other women as being responsible for the missing child.  The witch doctor further alleged that the women were “witches” and were responsible for several other deaths in the community, reports said.Sinoe County District #2 Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh, has condemned the reported humiliation of two women in Numopoh, Sinoe County by some men, who accused the victims of being witches. The women were recently stripped naked, flogged and paraded through the town, while being photographed by onlookers.Rep. Sloh said the action and its attending video have both embarrassed all civilized people, especially Sinoe citizens around the world.In a release issued on Monday, February 25, 2019, Sloh apologized to the victims, their families, and all women around the world for the disgrace the barbaric action has imposed upon the women. Rep. Sloh chairs the House Committee on Information, Broadcasting and Tourism and Cultural Affairs.He said his initial investigation has confirmed that the incident occurred in Numopoh, Greenville District, Sinoe County.According to Amnesty International, public flogging “is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, which is banned by international human rights law. The practice is humiliating and leads to psychological as well as physical scars for those subjected to it for years. [It is] a form of torture.”Rep. Sloh added, “in these civilized days only persons suffering from chronic insanity and irreversible mental derangement can even think of meting out such abnormal and violent social behavior against any human being, let alone women.”While refuting media reports that the incident took place in his district, Sloh said, “no matter where this ugly incident occurred, it must be condemned by all civilized human beings.”He also regretted what he called the “very poor judgment” employed by those who published the video. He said the publication further violated the privacy rights of the victims and exacerbated an already ugly situation.The two women accused of kidnapping and witchcraft in Sinoe were stripped naked and paraded through the streets. A third woman was mobbed to death.In a related development, Sloh has condemned the reported mob violence in the Grigsby Farm Community, within the same Greenville District, where law enforcement officers were reportedly brutalized over the weekend by angry citizens. He is also secretary-general of the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus.He said nothing justifies violent actions against law enforcement personnel.He assured that the Sinoe Legislative Caucus will ensure that all perpetrators of both crimes “will face the full weight of the law.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Emery won’t win the title with Arsenal’

first_imgArsenal ‘Emery won’t win the title with Arsenal’ – Parlour expects lack of funds to hold new boss back Chris Burton 02:06 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Unai Emery Arsenal Getty/Goal Arsenal Premier League The former midfielder believes the big spending of champions Manchester City and other rivals will keep the Gunners away from the top-flight crown Unai Emery will not deliver Premier League title success at Arsenal as big-spending rivals will continue to dominate, says Ray Parlour.The Gunners are about to open a new chapter after 22 years with Arsene Wenger at the helm, with the Frenchman having been famed for a frugal approach to recruitment throughout his reign.It may be that the purse strings are loosened a little under a new boss, with Emery being charged with the task of returning the club to the top four and challenging for major honours. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Spaniard is a proven winner from spells at Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain, but Parlour fears the grandest of prizes in England will prove beyond him as he lacks the financial support to challenge.The former Gunners midfielder told talkSPORT: “I would love him to do it, but I’m going to say no.“I think Man City are going to get stronger and stronger, and I think Pep Guardiola is going to stick around.“I can’t see who’s going to challenge them.“Top four is going to be important [for Arsenal].“They’ve got to get back into the Champions League, so, for me, top four will be a very successful season.”Parlour added: “Unless there’s massive investment, the same as at Man City, [they’ll never win the league].“Man City will go out and buy the big players. If Pep Guardiola stays around and they keep trying to make the squad better, it’s going to be very difficult.”Arsenal’s last title triumph came back in 2003-04 when their iconic team of ‘Invincibles’ secured domestic dominance in style.They have only finished as runners-up on two occasions since then, with a humbling period of regression endured under Wenger.The last two campaigns have seen the Gunners lose their standing among the Champions League elite, with the club having to console themselves with Thursday night football in the Europa League.last_img read more