|Period of Activity||First Liberian Civil War|
|Charges||Crimes against Humanity|
|Status||Investigative phase, in detention|
- September 18, 2023 – Alleged former NPFL commander charged in France for crimes against humanity
- RFI (2023) – Un ancien militaire libérien placé en détention provisoire en France
- Justiceinfo.net (2023) – GUERRE CIVILE AU LIBERIA: UN EX-MILITAIRE INCULPÉ À PARIS POUR CRIMES CONTRE L’HUMANITÉ
- Front Page Africa (2023) – Liberia: French Authorities Charge Alleged Liberian Warlord
Who is Saturday T.?
Saturday T, allegedly a former National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) commander, is suspected to have committed crimes against humanity in Liberia during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996).
Arrested on September 13, 2023, in France, he was charged with committing and complicity to commit crimes against humanity. Initially placed under judicial supervision, the prosecution appealed this decision, and requested for Saturday T. to be placed in detention. The three judges of the Investigative Chamber of Paris ruled that the gravity of the facts, and the risk of consulting with possible accomplices and witnesses were indeed too high and ordered his placement in detention.
Why is this case important?
It is the second case in France against a Liberian national who allegedly committed crimes during the Liberian civil wars. The first case was that of Kunti Kamara, former ULIMO commander who was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2023.
CM’s role in the case
Through its lawyers – Simon Foreman and Sabrina Delattre – Civitas Maxima filed a complaint in France in May 2018 against Saturday T. for his alleged commission or command of multiple crimes against humanity.