State of emergency extended for an additional six months
From: Radio Liberia International, Monrovia, in English 1900 gmt 11 May 02
Text of report by Liberian pro-Charles Taylor radio on 11 May
© BBC World Service
The House of Representatives has agreed to extend the state of emergency in Liberia for
additional six months. House Speaker, Nyudueh Morkonmana, made the disclosure yesterday
following a special emergency session in House of Representatives.
The Speaker said he could not provide more details from the meeting because, according to him,
members of the House of Representatives will continue their deliberations next Monday [13 May].
It can be recalled that the national legislature, in February this year, passed a resolution and
imposed a three-months state of emergency as was requested by the Liberian chief executive to
deal with the worsening security situation to the country, caused by dissident attacks.
Wednesday, 11 March, 2002