Liberia: GOL Frowns on Anti-Gays Threats

Published: April 5, 2012

The attention of the Government of Liberia is seriously drawn to an anonymous press release from a purported group calling itself ‘Movement Against Gay’s in Liberia (MOGAL);’ in which the group threatens to “go after” individuals it claims are either gays, lesbians or gays supporters.
The Government of Liberia says while it supports the rights of any of its citizens to hold dear their traditional values, it will neither countenance nor condone any form of intolerance whose objective is to stifle the exercise of individual freedoms and the advance of civil liberties.
Accordingly, the relevant security agencies have been instructed to seriously investigate these threats and to swiftly arrest and prosecute anyone who threatens ‘to go after’ gays and their supporters.
Meanwhile, the Government has rubbished today’s front-page lead story of the National Chronicle Newspaper titled “Contrary to Pres. Sirleaf’s Statement: UP Government Receives Millions”; describing the story as false and erroneous.

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