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Ex-ULIMO commander arrested for crimes against humanity during Liberian civil war in France

September 10, 2018

Kunti K. was arrested in France on Tuesday 4th September 2018  for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as a commander for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO). The ULIMO rebel faction fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the First Liberian Civil War and was responsible for over 11,500 documented violations, according to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report.  This breakthrough arrest marks the first time a ULIMO member has been charged in France with international crimes committed during Liberia’s civil wars.

For the full press release from Civitas Maxima see here. For further coverage of the case, see here and here.

 

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