Liberia Alert: Newspaper Editor Attacked

Alfred Kaine, Editor-in-Chief of Parrot, an independent weekly newspaper was attacked by four unknown men at about 10:30pm at Sinkor in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Kaine was whipped and dragged on the street by his attackers leaving him with bruises on his body and head.

The editor noticed a strange grey Passat vehicle driving behind him from Jallah Town road in Monrovia. As he approached 10th Street in Sinkor, the jeep crossed him and the occupants ordered him out of his car. The attackers pounced on him and flogged him while accusing the newspaper of publishing stories against their political interest.

The Parrot newspaper is perceived as having taken sides in a recent Legislative leadership tussle for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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