War Crimes Tribunal Advocate Arrested
The Government of Liberia has confirmed the arrest of Mr. Mulbah Morlu, head of a group calling for the establishment of a war crime court in Liberia.According to the story, the authorities say he wasn't arrested for the war crimes tribunal advocacy, but because they think he may have been "the brain behind recent mobilization of some group of citizens who stormed the Unity Conference Center in Virginia outside Monrovia in solidarity with the embattled Speaker of the House of Representative Mr. Edwin M. Snowe Jr."
...which makes no sense to me, because I can't imagine that Snowe is a big fan of the war crimes tribunal idea.
The story wonders if he's being persecuted for going against the wishes of the government, which doesn't favor war crimes trials at this time. But that also seems unlikely to me. Ellen doesn't have a record of trying to squash the opposition, does she? The tribunal issue is not costing her much popular support, after all.
Do readers have any insight on this?