How one Liberian helps others speak out

Christian Science Monitor
Monrovia, Liberia

Activist: Aloysius Toe helped start a network of volunteers that reports human rights abuses in Liberia (Tugela Ridley)
Activist: Aloysius Toe helped start a network of volunteers that reports human rights abuses in Liberia (Tugela Ridley)

Aloysius Toe’s wife and children were crying, huddled together as a gang of armed men beat at the front door threatening to kill him. He could not call the police because the armed men were the police. Mr. Toe’s crime was speaking out against Charles Taylor’s violent regime in Liberia.

On that October night in 2002, Toe listened as 19 policemen kicked in the door and smashed up his house looking for him. When they did not find him, the officers dragged his wife into the street, threw her in the back of a truck and sped off. Continue reading How one Liberian helps others speak out