France: Authorities detain a former Liberian militant commander

  • 07-09-2018


    French authorities have detained a man suspected of being a militant commander during Liberia's first civil war, in the 1990s.
    The man - who police identified as a naturalised Dutch citizen, Kunti K - has been charged with crimes against humanity.
    He is said to have fought for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (Ulimo), and is suspected of torture, murder, slavery, the use of child soldiers and cannibalism.
    An estimated 250,000 people were killed in Liberia's civil war in the 1990s and thousands more fled the fighting.
    Mr Hassan Bility of the Global Research and Justice Project spoke to WADR’s Adolphus Mawolo on the line from Monrovia about the arrest of Kunti K.