Via FrontPageAfrica: Man Flogged for Resisting Ebola Dead Burial in Monrovia.
The Government of Liberia seems to lack control over the handling and disposal of Ebola bodies. Earlier the Government claimed it has identified a spot far away to dispose of dead bodies since the virus become active after killing its host.
But in recent days, burial teams are spotted in separate locations across Monrovia sparking outrage from residents. One of such communities facing the random burial by the Government of Liberia is the Kparpeh’s Town in Johnsonville, Montserrado County.
On Saturday evening, at least two vehicles occupied by dead bodies arrived in the community for burial. Some residents resisted and it seems that action led to manhandling by security officers, so too, led to the burial team dashing the dead bodies without proper burial.
Taking off his shirt right before a crowd of angry protesters in the township of Johnsonville, this man revealed to FrontPageAfrica Sunday afternoon that he was flogged by soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia who have been given standing order by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to vigorously enforce all regulations regarding the fight against the Ebola virus which has killed several people in Liberia and neighboring countries.
The man who did not call his name told FPA that he was severely beaten on Saturday when he and some members of the Kparpeh’s town community resisted a move by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to bury Ebola dead bodies in their town. He said as a result of the flogging, he sustained serious bruises on his back, which is causing serious pains in his body.