SWASAL, WIMSAL, SLRU, SLAJ condemn actions of Presidential Guards during Leone Stars match

Three associate bodies to SLAJ, the Sports Writers Association, Women in the Media, Reporters Union have joined the parent body, SLAJ, to condemn Presidential Guards who allegedly beat two female journalists. The Government has responded with their own press release saying they will conduct an investigation into the allegations. Accordingly the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), say they have received with “shock and dismay” complaints from two female journalists; Francess Bernard and Esther Marie Samura, who were severely beaten and threatened to be killed by Presidential bodyguards during the FIFA World Cup 2022 preliminary return-leg match between Leone Stars and Lone Star of Liberia at the National Stadium on Sunday, 8th September, 2019.

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