FPP has received disturbing reports alleging oppressive treatment of staff belonging to the civil society organisation Green Advocates by the Liberian Government, causing Green Advocates' staff and their families to fear for their personal safety and go into hiding. FPP calls on the Liberian Government and international community representatives to take urgent and credible action to guarantee the security and safety of all Green Advocates staff and their families.
Liberia’s vibrant civil society has been a testament to post-conflict Liberia’s commitment to participatory democracy and development. Liberia’s Government must take this opportunity to renew that commitment by guaranteeing the safety of civil society staff and their families including those of Green Advocates, or risk undermining the future security and prosperity of Liberia’s citizens and the generations to come.
November 4th, 2016
Forest Peoples Programme