The National Trial Judges Association of Liberia says, Liberia risks instability and return to being ungovernable, should the government not take control of the numerous attacks on the lives of judges and Magistrates in Liberia.
Recently, the homes of Judges Roosevelt Willie, Ousman Feika, and Roland Dahn were attacked by armed men on separate occasions, stressing that these assaults are not random, as the Judges who are affected believe that they are being targeted.
The Trial Judges Tuesday said, the incident of putting out country devil particularly in the leeward counties to frighten Magistrates from undertaking their responsibilities must be stopped immediately, or else the rule of law and the effective administration of justice will be jeopardized.
The Judges quoting Article 73 of the 1986 Constitution as their reliance, said that no judicial official shall be summoned, arrested, detained, prosecuted, or tried civilly or criminally by or instance of any person or authority on account of judicial opinions rendered or expressed.
Despite this protection under the organic law of the land, Liberian Judges are subject to prosecution for their judicial statements and acts as evidence from the multiple and vicious attacks on them and their family members.
The Trial Judges, through a statement Tuesday, further called on the international community, partners, and Embassies, to take a keen interest and do something about the real and present danger to the lives of Liberian Judges.
Meanwhile, the Judges said, they will continue to strive to honor their constitutional obligations, with integrity and courage and they will not surrender their independence to any form of terror.