Liberia

Justice Minister suspended by Court


Published

Minister of Justice, Christiana Tah, has been suspended by the Supreme Court in Liberia from practising law for six months. Ordinarily this would not matter, but in the case of Liberia the Justice Minister is also the attorney-general and legal advisor to President Johnson Sirleaf.

The decision was taken after the Justice Minister was found in contempt of court for releasing a journalist from prison after he had been jailed for failing to pay a $1.5 million fine.

The Executive Mansion has as yet made no statement whilst the president is out of the country.

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