Activist Archie Ponpon Goes on Hunger Strike in Protest for President Weah to Declare His Assets
Activist Leroy Archie Ponpon is currently on a three-day “asset declaration” hunger strike near the United States of America’s Embassy in Monrovia.
He told reports, “If President Weah continues not to show interest in declaring his asset then he wants me to die. And I think the President does not want any Liberian to die. It is his responsibility to protect us, but if he does not declare his asset, I will continue this hunger strike until he does so. If he does not do so, I think he is torturing me by the fact that I am not eating, I am not drinking, I am moving up to the point of death and it is very critical for me right now. I cannot help myself so I do not know what will happen to me in the next few days to come. I do not need attention from anybody. I am just doing a human right piece of job. The public has the right to be informed as to what the President’s asset is, what his income is, what his liability is. He must declare all of that. And so, I am not seeking any attention. I am just doing my work as an activist to make sure that society lives within the confine of the law and that nobody is bigger than the law.”
The tragic story of Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman, like that of Agnes Yarlee and Diane Hart before
her, has brought the issue of domestic abuse out of the dark unspoken
place it thrives and into the open.
It's horrendous that it takes the death of women, or an attempt to kill women, to get a serious debate on the issue of domestic abuse. Discussing domestic violence in our society
is a real taboo and most men within the Liberian society, don't even find the topic worth their time, as compared to discussing sports, politics and corruption.
But these women mention above are just the tip of the
Defying the odds, Mrs. Dennis-Freeman refuses to keep her mouth shut and go with the flow of the Liberian society. She courageously sat in a wheel chair up to 1:30am, sharing her story with C Liberia Clearly. In her own words, she walked us through the day that led to her horrific story.
The Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman story
I left America on April 4th, 2017, the inc…
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