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

© Robert W. Kranz  2002