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The Trial of Alieu Kosiah Will Begin Next Week, but Is Partially Postponed

The Trial of Alieu Kosiah Will Begin Next Week, but Is Partially Postponed Today, November 23, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced that the Alieu Kosiah trial will be partially postponed until the beginning of 2021 – tentatively in February. The Court has decided to only proceed with the preliminary questions and the hearing of the […]

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New dates set for Alieu Kosiah Trial in 2020

Press Release – 21 August 2020 New dates set for Alieu Kosiah Trial in 2020 Today, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced that new dates have been set for the trial of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) commander. After being postponed twice due to the spread of COVID-19, the […]

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Protect Human Rights Defenders in Liberia

Protect Human Rights Defenders in Liberia August 5, 2020 — Recent credible threats against human rights defenders who, for many years, have been fighting for justice alongside victims of Liberia’s civil wars are a source of great concern, nine human rights organizations said today. The threats were made to staff of the well-respected Global Justice […]

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Agnes Reeves Taylor vs The Truth

Agnes Reeves Taylor vs The Truth On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference […]

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Alieu Kosiah’s Trial Postponed until the End of 2020

Alieu Kosiah’s Trial Postponed until the End of 2020 The trial of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) commander, has again been postponed by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The trial was initially scheduled to take place in April 2020, in Bellinzona, Switzerland. However in March 2020, it was postponed by the Court […]

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Thomas Woewiyu dies of COVID-19 whilst awaiting sentencing

Thomas Woewiyu dies of COVID-19 whilst awaiting sentencing Thomas Jucontee Woewiyu, former Minister of Defense and Spokesman of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the First Liberian Civil War, died yesterday, April 12, of COVID-19 after a week of treatment at the Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia, U.S. The news was announced by FrontPage Africa and confirmed […]

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COVID-19: Alieu Kosiah’s trial postponed

COVID-19: Alieu Kosiah’s trial postponed Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, and the increasing measures being imposed by the Swiss authorities in response to the pandemic, the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland has announced that the trial of Alieu Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, is postponed. The trial was scheduled to take place in Bellinzona, Switzerland, from […]

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Former RUF commander arrested in Finland over war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Liberia

Former RUF commander arrested in Finland over war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Liberia On Tuesday, March 10, Gibril Massaquoi, a Sierra Leonean national, was arrested in Tampere, Finland, by the Finnish police who suspect that he committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Liberia between 1999 and 2003. The crimes […]

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Kunti K. back in pre-trial detention

Kunti K. back in pre-trial detention Kunti K., who was released from pre-trial detention in September 2019 due to a procedural error, was arrested again on January 10, 2020 for violating the conditions placed on his release. Kunti K., initially arrested in September 2018 while trying to flee France, is suspected of crimes against humanity […]

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Historic Torture Case against Agnes Taylor Dismissed

Historic Torture Case against Agnes Taylor Dismissed Today the Central Criminal Court in London decided that Agnes Taylor (ex-wife of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia and leader of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL)), who was charged with seven counts of torture and one count of conspiracy to commit torture in relation to […]

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Alieu Kosiah Trial Date Set For April 2020

Alieu Kosiah Trial Date Set For April 2020 On October 31 2019, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court listed the criminal case against Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), for trial in Bellinzona, commencing on April 14 and concluding on April 30, 2020. Kosiah was arrested in […]

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Kunti K. released due to a procedural error

Kunti K. released due to a procedural error Kunti K., who was in pre-trial detention in Paris on suspicion of crimes against humanity and torture, was released at the end of last week due to a procedural error. Kunti K. is subject to conditions of release, including being prohibited from leaving France. Kunti K. was […]

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Legislative Conference Brings Liberia Closer to the Establishment of a War Crimes Court

Legislative Conference Brings Liberia Closer to the Establishment of a War Crimes Court On 18-19 July 2019 various Liberian stakeholders and international experts assembled in Monrovia for a historic Legislative Conference on Accountability for Past Crimes in Liberia. The Legislative Conference was organized as a collaboration between the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, […]

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The French judicial authorities have investigated in Liberia

The French judicial authorities have investigated in Liberia In spring 2019, the French and Liberian authorities collaborated on a fact-finding mission relating to proceedings that were commenced in France following the arrest, in September 2018, of Kunti K. for acts committed during the First Civil War in Liberia between 1989 and 1996. This mission required […]

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Former Liberian Rebel Commander to face trial in Switzerland

Former Liberian Rebel Commander to face trial in Switzerland Following the arrest of Alieu Kosiah on the 10th of November 2014 as well as five years of investigation regarding his implication in the First Liberian Civil War (1989- 1996), the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has announced that Kosiah’s case will go to trial. […]

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Liberia: At the UN, the President Should Back Justice

Liberia: At the UN, the President Should Back Justice 80 Groups Call for Accountability for Past Crimes (New York, September 20, 2018) – Liberian President George Weah should show leadership at the United Nations General Assembly by announcing his government’s endorsement of justice and reparations for victims of grave crimes during the country’s civil wars, […]

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Suspect of Crimes Against Humanity Arrested in France

Press Release Suspect of Crimes Against Humanity Arrested in France Former Rebel Combatant Arrested in France for Alleged Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Liberia. Kunti K. was arrested in France this week for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as a commander for the […]

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Liberia: 76 Groups Seek Justice For War Crimes

Liberia: 76 Groups Seek Justice For War Crimes Submission to UN Human Rights Committee Focuses on Accountability The Liberian government should undertake fair and credible prosecutions of international crimes committed during its two civil wars, 76 Liberian, African, and international nongovernmental organizations said in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee released today. […]

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Woewiyu’s verdict: a Step for Global Justice

Press Release Woewiyu’s verdict: A Step for Global Justice Former Minister of Defense and Spokesman of Liberian Rebel Faction found guilty. Thomas Woewiyu found guilty on 11 counts in Philadelphia. For the first time ever, a former minister and spokesman of a Liberian rebel faction was found guilty for committing immigration fraud based on the […]

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Woewiyu’s Trial Beginning: The Momentum for Justice in West Africa

Press Release Woewiyu’s Trial Beginning: The Momentum for Justice in West Africa Liberian Rebel Faction’s Defense Minister & Spokesman Faces Trialin the United States Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu faces justice beginning this Monday June 11th, 2018, in Philadelphia. This marks the first-ever trial of someone who held a ministerial position with a major rebel faction during […]

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Liberian Warlord “Jungle Jabbah” Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison in Milestone for Global Justice

Press Release Liberian Warlord “Jungle Jabbah” Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison in Milestone for Global Justice Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the […]

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Warlord Jungle Jabbah’s sentencing and further trials for alleged Liberian war criminals set for 2018

Warlord Jungle Jabbah’s sentencing and further trials for alleged Liberian war criminals set for 2018 The former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh aka Jungle Jabbah will be sentenced by a judge in Philadelphia on 07 February 2018. Trials of other alleged Liberian war criminals have been scheduled for 2018. Jungle Jabbah faced trial in Philadelphia […]

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US Court finds Liberian Rebel Commander “Jungle Jabbah” Guilty of Crimes Linked to Atrocities in Liberia’s First Civil War

US Court finds Liberian Rebel Commander “Jungle Jabbah” Guilty of Crimes Linked to Atrocities in Liberia’s First Civil War PHILADELPHIA – On 18 October 2017 a jury of 12 in a U.S. Federal Courthouse found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh, aka “Jungle Jabbah,” guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury […]

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Trial of Pennsylvania Resident and Alleged Liberian War Criminal Jabbateh “Jungle Jabbah” Set to Begin in Philadelphia October 2, 2017

Trial of Pennsylvania Resident and Alleged Liberian War Criminal Jabbateh “Jungle Jabbah” Set to Begin in Philadelphia October 2, 2017 Victims and Witnesses of War Crimes Who Seek Justice and Accountability Will TestifyAgainst Alleged War Criminal in Immigration Fraud Case; Philadelphia, PA – The U.S. Government’s immigration fraud case against Liberian citizen, Pennsylvania resident and […]

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Ex-Wife of Charles Taylor Charged with Torture, Arrested in London

Ex-Wife of Charles Taylor Charged with Torture, Arrested in London Today the Metropolitan Police Service charged Agnes Taylor with torture for her alleged involvement with atrocities committed by Charles Taylor’s rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), during the first Liberian Civil War. Charles Taylor, who brought civil war to Liberia with the […]

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Michel Desaedeleer Dies in Custody in Belgium

Michel Desaedeleer Dies in Custody in Belgium Michel Desaedeleer, businessman of dual citizenship (Belgian and American) died yesterday in prison in Belgium. He was arrested in August 2015 based on allegations that he had committed the war crimes of inhuman and degrading treatment and pillage as well as the crime against humanity of enslavement through […]

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U.S./Belgian citizen arrested for his alleged participation in the trade of “blood diamonds” during Sierra Leone’s civil war.

U.S./Belgian citizen arrested for his alleged participation in the trade of “blood diamonds” during Sierra Leone’s civil war Michel Desaedeleer, American and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain this week, pursuant to a European arrest warrant. He is suspected of having participated, with former Liberian President Charles Taylor and the Sierra Leonean rebels of the […]

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Former Liberian ULIMO Rebel Commander Arrested in Switzerland for Alleged War Crimes

Former Liberian ULIMO Rebel Commander Arrested in Switzerland for Alleged War Crimes Second arrest in Europe within weeks for war crimes allegedly committed during the 1st Liberian civil war (1989-1996). The arrest of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), a rebel group that fought against Charles […]

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Martina Johnson, Former Liberian NPFL Rebel Commander, Arrested And Indicted In Belgium For Alleged War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

Martina Johnson, Former Liberian NPFLRebel Commander, Arrested And Indicted In Belgium For Alleged War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity First arrest ever for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committedduring the 1st Liberian civil war (1989-1996). Martina Johnson, a former front line Commander of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) of Charles Taylor […]

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