This human rights situation report is a result of the Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) commitment to inform the general public and the international community on the human rights situation in Liberia. During the year under review, RAL monitored, investigated, documented and reported human rights abuses and violations to relevant agencies for redress.
During the monitoring exercises, RAL’s monitors visited police stations, depots, prison centers and communities. The monitors also talked to community leaders, residents, witnesses, law enforcement officers and others to gather balance information.
Within the period of one year, there were several human rights abuses and violations that took place in the country. These acts were both carried out by state securities and other individuals in the country.
The report catalogued all abuses and violations, couple with observations and recommendations. Some of the issues cautioned in this report include: security use of excessive force; mob justice; prisoners rights violations among others.
However, some of these cases of abuses and violations were forwarded to court while some were never addressed, thereby leaving the perpetrators (especially state security personnel) to go unpunished. Below are some of the cases of human rights abuses and violations documented by RAL.