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For The Record: Liberians Support War Crimes Trial Read Details

ACT THAT ESTABLISHED THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
(TRC) OF LIBERIA)

Charles "Chucky" Taylor, Jr. Former head of the ATU. Now serving a 95 Year- sentence in US federal prison in South Florida for rape and torture linked to the Liberian Crisis

Warlord Charles Taylor: Former head of the NPFL, former Liberia ruler and father of Chucky Taylor. A war crimes convict now serving a 50-year sentence on an England Island

Thomas J. Woewiyu: Former NPFL Minister of Defense/military spokesman. Arrested. Now waiting trial in a US federal prison in Pennsylvania. Faces A 110-year jail sentence

Conneh Provokes War Crime Court, Says His Warring Faction, LURD, Ready For War

LURD Warlord: Sekou Damateh Cooneh, Says His Figthers Are Ready To Launch Another Round Killings

Sekou Damateh Cooneh’s threats of ex-fighters of his defunct LiberianUnited for Reconciliation and Democracy or LURD preparedness to return the country to another brutal civil conflict has intensive calls for the establishment of war crimes court here. Mr. Damateh Conneh recently told the AFP news agency here that his ex-combatants are ready to ferment trouble but he has been dismissing their request to stir up another round of conflict. “They are ready,” Sekou Damateh Conneh told the AFP in an interview published on Thursday May 22, 2014.

Many Liberians reacting to Conneh’s war threats, even though, he claims to be a man of peace, said his comment should is be a good reason while the international community should prosecute former warlords and perpetrators of heinous crimes here.

Woewiyu Indictment Implications - What Message U.S. Sending?

There have been some suggestions that U.S. authorities have been tracking Woewiyu's movement and may have some concerns about his recent movement especially with Burkina Faso, believed to have played a key role in the civil war.

After decade of peace, threat of violence still stalks Liberia

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At midday the streets of Liberia's capital bustle with life, a thousand raised voices drowned out by motorbike horns and the air thick with the aroma of boiled casava and palm butter.

Liberia is entering its second decade of fragile peace after one of the bloodiest civil wars in African history, yet the spectre of renewed conflict haunts the battle-scarred streets of its shattered capital

 

HSI arrests Liberian human rights violator indicted on immigration fraud charges

PHILADELPHIA — An indictment was unsealed in federal court Monday charging the former National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) minister of defense with lying on his application for U.S. citizenship by not disclosing his alleged affiliation with a violent political group in Liberia. The former minister was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and FBI special agents Monday at Newark Airport

Coon Rapids Man Sentenced for Shipping Firearms to Liberia

MINNEAPOLIS — Earlier today in federal court, a 38–year–old Coon Rapids man was sentenced for transporting firearms to his home country of Liberia. United States District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery sentenced McHarding Degan Galimah to 30 months in prison on one count of smuggling firearms from the United States to Liberia. Galimah was indicted on August 22, 2012, and convicted on February 14, 2013.

The evidence presented at trial proved that Galimah purchased 12 firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer, including seven Hi–Point, nine–millimeter handguns. In November 2010 and July 2011, he exported those weapons to Liberia and then made several trips to that country to take possession of the firearms for resale at a profit. At no time did he possess a license to transport the firearms, as required by federal law. Moreover, federal regulations prohibit the export of firearms to Liberia.

This case was the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Dunne.




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