Officers of the Liberia National Police assigned to the provincial city of Tubmanburg in Bomi county on 1 March 2008 flogged and briefly detained journalist Edwin Clarke of Truth FM Radio, located in Liberia's capital Monrovia.
Journalist Clarke, who had gone to Tubmanburg to follow-up on a news story regarding a stolen child, was ordered beaten by the Commander of the Women and Child Protection unit of the Liberian National Police in Bomi county.
Clarke told CEMESP that he was beaten by five plainclothes Police offficers following a directive by the Police commander.
As a result of the flogging, journalist Clarke sustained injuries on his left hand and parts of his body.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Liberia: Journalist detained by police and beaten
From the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building in Monrovia: